‘mirage’ augmented substitutional reality performance

developed by the japanese laboratory for adaptive intelligence center at the RIKEN brain science institute, an SR system (substitutional reality system) is utilized to fuse perfomance art and perceived reality experiences in the project ‘mirage’. as the distribution of the information gap between technology increases, our observations based with cognitive reality diminish, causing us to lose sight of the true nature of things.

the project aims to provide an simulation of the flow of time travel, where the past and present become interwoven into a double helix, like that of the interaction with the dancers in the performance.

alongside an omni-directional panoramic camera and a motion sensor, the head mounted SR device allows the user to observe a combination of live video recordings from the past and present, 

where the ability to recognize fact and fiction becomes indecipherable.

‘mirage’ augmented substitutional reality video

once connected to the device, the patient is sat in a chair where they are free to look around into a limited environment. if the position of the wearer’s head is facing the same direction as when the performances were made, pre-recorded scenes are mapped, then introduced in a visual exchange, where the person assumes he is still continously looking at a live video steam.

mirage: augmented substitutional reality performance art fact vs fiction

mirage: augmented substitutional reality performance art monitoring the system