[ISEA2022] Paper: Chris Geiger, Charlotte Triebus & Ivana Druzetic-Vogel — kin_: An AR Dance Performance With Believable Avatars


Full Paper. Session: Human Nonhuman Encounters and Distractions / Technical and Haptics Realities

Keywords: performance art, believable avatars, augmented reality, digital art, agency

Reflecting on the challenges and potentials that Mixed Reality (MR) media present for the production of digital performance art, we present the concept of the Augmented Reality (AR) artwork kin_. The piece is opening the question on how to transfer a real live performative experience into AR, as well as the question of owning and maintaining agency within an artistic fabric. This is explored with a focus on the interaction of different types of agents, using artistic research at the intersection of art, dance and technology.

  • Performance artist and choreographer Charlotte Triebus researches with her ensemble New Human Body Society and MIREVI (Mixed Reality & Visualization, www.mirevi.de), University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf (Germany) at the interface between dance, art and technology. She combines artistic practice and theoretical research, specifically asking about the acting body, agency and queer identity relations. www.triebus.com
  • Christian Geiger leads MIREVI Lab, Düsseldorf, Germany, which researches in the field of VR/AR/MR and Human-Technology Interaction, Robotics, Digital Health and Intelligent Systems. One focus of the work is on motion-based interfaces and the use of digital technologies in art and cultural contexts. In particular, non-technical aspects of user experience and social and ethical implications are considered.
  • Ivana Družetić-Vogel is part of the MIREVI team at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany, since 2018 where she manages several projects at the intersection of art, culture and Mixed Reality technologies. She graduated in Cultural Studies (BA) and holds an MA in Cultural Anthropology and Museum Studies.