Angels In America, generative visuals for the opera

Opera in two parts by Peter Eötvös
Based on the play by Tony Kushner
Libretto by Mari Mezei · Commande du Théâtre du Châtelet
Staged at UNI.T – Theater der Universität der Künste Berlin

OPENRNDR was used to prepare a series of generative visuals presented in the key moments of the play on the round, 7 meters in diameter projection screen. Visuals are depicting the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg an annunciation of angelic appearance and the appearance itself. The silhouette of the performer and stage designer (Iris Christidi) was captured with Kinect depth camera and pre-recorded. All the visuals are using slow pixel feedback loops. During the show they were choreographed with the VJ set prepared by Rodrigo Velasco Sanches.

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