fuse* – Dökk
Dökk (‘darkness’ in Icelandic) is a groundbreaking interactive live-media opera by the Italian art and science studio fuse*. The performance tells the ever-evolving story of a journey through a sequence of digital landscapes, where the perception of space and time is altered. With these landscapes, the artists aim to portray the perception of reality in the subconscious mind.
Dökk’s scenography is designed for delivering a sense of deep interdependence between the protagonist and the world surrounding her. In order to represent this concept, a system has been created which processes real-time data from biometric and movement sensors throughout the performance (worn by the performer and placed on the stage) as well as data coming from social networks.
All data contribute to modify the performance’s digital and sound landscapes: every time the performance is staged, the system analyzes in real-time the messages that people from all over the world share on social networks, inferring their emotional state through a sentiment analysis algorithm. These data, together with the performer’s biometric data, make the performance different and relevant every time it is staged.
Photo by Enrico Maria Bertani