As an experimental company CREW aims to visualize how technology is changing us. The art form that is used for this purpose and that quite simply engages the body of the spectator, is immersion. There are multiple ways of sharing immersive environments with the public but the main critera is for the art form to be live: theatre, installations and performances. These real-time creations anchor the immersive experience in the here and now. In the here and now the sole contact point between humans and technology. In the here and now CREW confronts a wide and international audience personally and bodily with that which surrounds us, our place in it and the way we perceive ourselves.
Scientific Fiction is the best description of Eric Joris’ way of working with an international network of artists and scientists. Where the well-known Science Fiction is a genre that typically paints a fantastic future, Scientific Fiction is CREW’s method of providing a glimpse of the future by questioning new digital possibilities and putting them to use in an alternative way.
News: Summer 2016
CREW continues working on Collateral Rooms , an interactive live-art installation, developed for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2016. CREW has been invited to create a virtual pavilion for the main exhibition hall. Herefore CREW adopts the floor plan of the Barcelona Pavilion of Mies van der Rohe, 1929. The futuristic set-up will consist of simple walls, channeling a 3D real time architectural space that plays with virtual transparency, mirrors, axis, sight lines and real time composited, material textures. The illusory indoor and outdoor views will contain sea views, indoor colums, material of glass, steel and extravagant marble, etc. all adapted to the perspective of the viewer.
CREW will try to incorporate all the expertise that has been developed in' viewer dependent images '. This is crucial for experimenting with possible positions of the spectator in order to link them to an 'embodied perspective '. The'motion capture system'and de viewer's free movement can supply infinite viewpoints and extensive visual effects.
Collateral Rooms is premiering at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2016 from 17-23 October 2016, Frankfurt.
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