I See You
"I See You" is a VR experience, featuring a dance in the glacial beauty of space, set to the music of Gustav Mahler Adagietto of the 5. Symphony.
It was created by choreographer and dancer In-Jung Jun in collaboration with media artist and professor Olaf Hirschberg.
The 360° volumetric film aims to preserve the presence of the human body in a virtual world. It can be enjoyed with VR headsets and offers audiences an experience of intimacy that does not exist in the real world.
The main theme of this VR experience, as expressed by the title and the music, is the longing for personal contact and the exchange of energy.
The film is 10 minutes long. In contrast to regular VR-films, this volumetric 360° film is interactive in the sense that the lines of sight change with the viewers' position, for example their distance to the dancer.
In-Jung JunDirectorVibration Celebration, Gold Helmet
In-Jung JunKey Cast"dancer"
Jae-Hyun LeeKey Cast"dancer"
Olaf HirschbergKey CollaboratorsHeadtrip immersive media, Hochschule Mainz
Project Title (Original Language):I See You
Project Type:Virtual Reality
Runtime:10 hours 21 minutes
Completion Date:June 30, 2023
Production Budget:30,000 EUR
Country of Origin:Germany
Andreas BeckerSales AgentCountry: GermanyRights: All Rights
In-Jung Jun was born in Seoul, Korea, and lives in Düsseldorf, Germany. For her work as a choreographer and dancer, she has received various awards, among them from the city of Düsseldorf, the German state of NRW, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.
After studying dance in Seoul, In-Jung Jun was a member of French choreographer Jean-Claude Gallotta’s company in Shizuoka, Japan, and Grenoble, France. In Germany, she worked with Rodolpho Leoni and Vera Sander, now professors at Folkwang University in Essen and the Cologne University of Music and Dance, respectively.
Since founding her Blue Elephant Dance Company in 2002, she has created numerous full-evening productions, many of them co-produced by Tanzhaus NRW in Düsseldorf.
Despite living in Europe, she continues to work and exchange with artists in Korea, recently also in movie projects.
For "I See You", her first VR production, she collaborated with Olaf Hirschberg, professor for film in Mainz and co-founder of headtrip immersive media, a production company specializing in VR.
The project was funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR, aid programm tanz:digital by the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.
"This VR-project is called 'I See You'. The line is borrowed from James Cameron’s first Avatar film, where it’s a salutation.
"I See You" is a virtual performance, but I have concentrated on the feelings during a real encounter. How often do we really see each other? How often do we feel each other? The pinnacle of human evolution is not language, but emotion." (In-Jung Jun)