In August 2011, internationally renowned artist, architect and designer, Ron Arad invited his favourite musicians and friends to create unique work for Curtain Call, his 360° interactive installation showing throughout in August at the Roundhouse.As part of Curtain Call we created Waking Dream a 360° audio visual experience exploring fleeting moments of intensely surreal dreams, when lulled to sleep in transit.
Bringing together theatre, dance and digital animation, Waking Dream takes us on a disorienting journey through the subconscious of a sleeping commuter.
"...SDNA have engaged with the possibilities of a 360-degree screen as well as the original function of the Roundhouse as a railway engine shed, to create a work based around the surreal dream of a commuter who has nodded off in transit. Featuring multiples of figures dressed in smart office garb and choreographed to a rhythmical soundtrack reminiscent of rumbling trains, it's visually and aurally gripping.", Time Out.
Directed by Valentina Floris and Ben Foot
Soundtrack by Takatsuna Mukai
3D animation Zsolt Balogh
Stylist Anya Kamarek
Performers Nina Fog, Zoe Jones, Marcin Rudy and Katarzyna Witek
Waking Dream was commissioned by The Roundhouse.
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