Playing on ideas of reality, the viewer is transported to a world where the virtual and physical intertwine. Audience members wear 3D glasses to become fully immersed and co-exist in the virtual environment, alongside the dancers. The work was nominated for a 2015 Australian Dance Award, in the category for New Media.
The Crack-Up app was an accompanying feature during the performance, allowing the audience to experience the work simultaneously onstage and on a mobile device.
The Crack Up showcases the outcomes of a three-year Australian Research Council Discovery research project at Deakin Motion.Lab in motion capture, stereoscopic projection, augmented reality and interactive digital systems that have developed new ways to integrate these technologies within live performance. The Crack-up was funded by the ARC (Australian Research Council) Discovery Scheme DP120101695
Choreographer and Director
/ Kim Vincs
Stereographic and 3D image concept, design and creation
/ John McCormick / Daniel Skovli / Simeon Taylor / Kieren Wallace / Bobby Lin / Josh Batty / Peter Divers
Mobile app development
/ John McCormick / Kieren Wallace
/ Robert Vincs
/ Ashley Cross / Anita Hustas
/ Steph Hutchison / Shannon Groves / Emma Corbett / Camillo Baracco / Brodie Chesher
/ Bernie Tan-Hayes / Point of View
/ Laura Camilleri / Grosz Co.Lab