Nico and the Navigators (DE)
Du musst Dein Leben rendern!
Two dancers meet their virtual clones in the choreography by Yui Kawaguchi: The movement sequences recorded by means of motion-capture suits are transferred to AR glasses that the visitors put on. Comparable to a loop station for live musicians, the AR loop machine newly developed by Oliver Proske and Moritz Kiefer enables the performers to enter into a dialogue with their own movements and perform a duet with themselves, accompanied by the soundscapes of trumpeter Paul Hübner. The relation between analogue reality and virtual extension shifts with the selectable point of view of the audience, who can move freely in the space: real and virtual bodies multiply, change their size – the game begins.
Yui Kawaguchi, who has been the protagonist of NICO AND THE NAVIGATORS for years, draws inspiration from the ancient Pygmalion myth, among others, which deals with the fateful relationship of a sculptor to his lifelike statue – in love with his own work of art, which he prefers to life or brings into life – a motif echoed in art to this day.