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Cinematic Performing Arts

Since the world began to lockdown in response to the pandemic I’ve been pondering the question: How to make resilient performing arts? As a result, I’ve developed a new format in collaboration with Mille Maria Dalsgaard from Sydhavn Teater for the piece Luna Seconda. Luna Seconda is a cinematic theater play where the audience gets wireless radiofrequency earphones and enters an immersive setting to be engulfed in a cinematic performing arts piece that revolves around them and with video recorded from the setting and projected onto a bobbinet. Simultaneous the content is being streamed to an online audience that sits […]

Immersive XR performance

JAKOB LA COUR STUDIO has been working hard in collaboration with Makropol on building the foundation for immersive XR performance. So we are thrilled to announce the project XR BLACK BOX that is made possible with support from The Danish Arts Foundation. XR BLACK BOX is initiated to expand the reality of the performing arts through the use of XR-media. During the next 6 months we will do this through industry networking, experimental performing arts production, technical and methodical development, knowledge sharing, audience involvement, and other things that can make XR performing arts a bubbling and exciting field to be […]

Layers of immersion

Each time you add a layer of sensory involvement the immersion deepens and the intensity of the experience increase. This realization became very clear when I experienced the same content showed in different ways. As an example let us go through these hypothetical layers: 1.) Imagine a person watching a video of a situation where there is a person sitting at a chair by a table with a plate, knife, and fork and eating a lovely dinner. 2.) The next layer could be seeing the same situation from a first-person perspective. 3.) Now we see it as a 360 video […]

The power of Imagination

Imagination is a powerful human ability that is worth dedicating time to develop on a regular basis. Here are some exercises for artistic and personal development. Infinite Inner Space – Imagine and infinite and eternal space within. Sun Bathing – Imagine that your hole body it being warmed by the sun. The World Above – Imagine a channel to access a world above the ground that you enter and explore. The Underworld – Imagine a pathway to an underworld that you enter and explore. Dream Self – Imagine your ideal dream territory, house, interior, cloth, partner and new body. Shielding […]

VR + Eye Tracking

Spend an evening with some awesome people at ITU in Copenhagen exploring VR + eye tracking. One of the demos was done with Google Glasses and a camera. It was interesting to experience the issues involving calibration of the eye and the ability to control with the eye.

Improvised phonetics

As part of my bodily focus and improvisation practice I train fluid vocalizing of speech-like syllables with no readily comprehended meaning. I have uploaded it to YouTube and play around with the auto translate. The algorithm understood it as Italian.

Holographic Reality

The new HoloLens combine virtual and augmented reality with holographics thus creating the foundation for holographic reality. Wow – a wearable holodeck! ;0) Now we can finally immerse ourselfs in a holographic environment. See the Microsoft’s HoloLens Live Demonstration In March 2011 Microsoft were applying for patenting an ‘IMMERSIVE DISPLAY EXPERIENCE‘. I am really interested in who gets to define this new digitally supported reality playground.

Omnipresent experience

Experience a concert where you can jump to various point of views and experience audio and visuals from a spherical perspective. Go here: I like the potential and the hard work that has been put into presenting the various data through icons and visual aids. Great work! 3Dio is the company behind the omni-binaural microphones that are integrated in the three heads on sticks.

Release playful energy

I believe we are born to be curious and release playful energy into the universe by moving our bodies, exploring boundaries and exchanging with other people. But as we grow older we tend to get socialized into fixed consensus realities where we forget to be playful and end up passive and isolated. I want to change that. Photo from my workshop ‘Movement in education through playfulness’