“Space Xouth: social experiment in multiple dimensions” project
Video game – theatrical improvisation in real time with @postasis platform
A project of ASFA Multimedia-Hypermedia Laboratory
by the students: Eleni Aidonidou, Sofia Damala, Alexandra Damirali, Charis Kladis, Natalia Mantzari, Thodoris Oikonomou, Dimitra Papadopoulou, Panagiotis Rizakis
and teachers: Manthos Santorineos, Stavroula Zoi, Konstantina Vetsiou
with the participation of the authors: Eftihis Efthimiou, Penny Milia, Vasiliki Boulerou, Aggeliki Poulou, Myrto Trabl
and the actors: Panagiotis Gourgoulios, Evgenia Papageorgiou, Katerina Stathopoulou, and Christos Stergiou
The project was presented in the Xouth Festival (http://artens.gr/xouth-festival/) on 20/12/2019.
A three-dimensional multi-user enclosure environment for virtual and human entities is created, utilizing the @postasis platform. The construction exists in an infinite - timeless space.
Human entities, through their avatar, and perceiving the conditions of the virtual space, can move and communicate with one another through chat. They are the authors who develop textual improvisations that actors-performers transfer to the public.
It is an experimental process regarding the evolution of storytelling in the digital age, which is of particular interest to both individuals involved in the theatrical event - video game and to viewers who watch the whole structure of the action.
Instructions of use
Participating authors, from any place, through their computer and through the access point of @postasis choose one of the avatars that the students have created and are inserted inside the multiuser virtual space.
They can wander inside a limited space, where, in fact, they later on find out that they are enclosed. They only thing they can do is to communicate with one another. Actors-performers at stage watch the actions in the multiuser virtual space and participate through reading and using the text in a dramaturgical way.
The artwork belongs to a series of experimentations and activities of Multimedia-Hypermedia Laboratory, in the last two years with @postasis platform and Project Alien.