THE MEMORIES OF BORDERLINE
Virtual Reality Theatre
It was November 2016, when Marcel Karnapke and Björn Lengers for the first time positioned the Leica ScanStation P40 in Dortmund, within the set of "The Borderline Procession". It was the moment, in which the conjoined expedition of the Schauspiel Dortmund and the CyberRäuber into the realms of Virtual Reality-Theatre entered the first crucial practical phase: Dozens of laserscans were conducted, and their results then interlaced to form a structured model of more than 4 billion single data points, complemented by hundreds of photos, photogrammetically documenting surface structures. In the meantime, director Kay Voges and the Dortmund actors also continuously took on new positions within the stage, for 360-degree-shots or fiming with the Kinect. The goal: The creation of a virtual world, which the visitor can explore individually. A world with its own evolution, that is open to creative changes - dimensions, colours, segments and visual and acoustic enhancements can be altered with full artistic freedom.
THE MEMORIES OF BORDERLINE is an immersive, interactive theatrical space, through which the visitor can move using the Virtual Reality Headset HTC VIIVE. The space is based on Michael Sieberock-Serafimowitsch's stage design for Kay Voges' renowned production "The Borderline Procession". An inside and an outside, sharply divided from eachother through a wall of concrete and wire.
THE MEMORIES OF BORDERLINE tells of the Elapsed: A world, whose walls, ceilings and tectures seem to be left to decay upon entering, a quest into moments of disintegration and into human transiency. .
VR-Development, Concept and Laserdataprocessing: Marcel Karnapke (CyberRäuber)
Concept, Management and Production: Björn Lengers (CyberRäuber)
Storylining: Kay Voges, Mario Simon (Schauspiel Dortmund)
Additional Editing: Mario Simon | Laserscans: Marcel Karnapke, Björn Lengers, Mario Simon |
Photogrammetry: Mario Simon, Tobias Hoeft, Julia Gründers, Dominik Bay, Hendrik Fellerhoff | 360-Grad-Operators: Marcel Karnapke, Björn Lengers | Kinect-Operator: Mario Simon | Music and Arrangements: T. D. Finck von Finckenstein
With textscapes from "The Borderline Procession" and „hell | ein Augenblick“ ("bright | a moment")
Textcompilation: Anne-Kathrin Schulz, Dirk Baumann, Alexander Kerlin, Matthias Seier
With: Andreas Beck, Ekkehard Freye, Björn Gabriel, Frank Genser, Caroline Hanke, Christoph Jöde, Marlena Keil, Carlos Lobo, Bettina Lieder, Eva Verena Müller, Uwe Rohbeck, Uwe Schmieder, Friederike Tiefenbacher, Merle Wasmuth, Paulina Alpen, Amelie Barth, Carl Bruchhäuser, Thomas Kaschel, Nils Kretschmer, Anja Kunzmann, Lorenz Nolting, David Vormweg, Michael Wischniowski, Raafat Daboul
THE BORDERLINE PROCESSION: Director: Kay Voges | Set-Design: Michael Sieberock-Serafimowitsch | Light-Design: Voxi Bärenklau | Costume-Design: Mona Ulrich | Videoart: Mario Simon | DJ-Set: T. D. Finck von Finckenstein | Live-Camera: Jonas Schmieta | Dramaturgy: Dirk Baumann, Alexander Kerlin