Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart is a musical installation in mixed reality.
W. B. Yeats describes a world of recurring turmoil in his 1919 poem "The Second Coming". What holds us together, what part do we individually play in the state of things, what ambigous heroes make everything right again?
Inspired by this supra-temporal text and exclusively for this work, the Israeli composer Micha Kaplan has written music that is part of an innovative mixed reality installation. In the expansion and transformation of real space through the combination of artificial intelligence and VR glasses, visitors roam through a computer-generated landscape of images, sound and text, thereby creating a new perspective on this piece of world literature.
The artist collective CyberRäuber, who have made a name for themselves with innovative works in virtual reality and artificial intelligence in the performing arts, are once again breaking new ground in this work: together with powerful neural networks, they are creating a virtual, three-dimensional space in real space, a temporary, rhizomatic sculpture that visitors experience and create together.
Marcel KarnapkeDirectorCyberBallet, Digital Motions, A Virtual Dance Tale, The Merge Bangalore
Björn LengersDirectorCyberBallet, Digital Motions, A Virtual Dance Tale, The Merge Bangalore
Micha KaplanKey CollaboratorsCyberRäuber, Digital Freischütz, CyberBallet
Project Type:Virtual Reality, Installation, Augmented Reality
Completion Date:October 30, 2022
Production Budget:30,000 EUR
Country of Origin:Germany
clb - Berlin PremiereBerlin
November 4, 2022
Bangalore Creative Circus - PremiereBangalore
November 11, 2022
London Film FestivalLondon
October 5, 2023