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Joseph Hyde's 'me and my shadow' International Telepresence Experience

May 29, 2012 | William Zimmerman
me and my shadow at the National Theatre in London. Photo credit JP Berthoin, via body>data>space

by Joseph Hyde, body>data>space via ISPR

10 - 26 June 2012 @ National Theatre, London

"Teleport yourself into a deeply poetic experience. Connect and interact in a shared virtual space with people across Europe."

Co-produced by in the UK by body>data>space and National Theatre as part of the EU project MADE, and connecting real-time audiences between London, Paris, Brussels and Istanbul, me and my shadow, by UK artist Joseph Hyde in collaboration with Phill Tew will premiere at the National Theatre from 10 - 26 June 2012 as part of National Theatre Inside Out.

A deeply immersive experience consisting of four separate portals in London, Paris, Istanbul and Brussels, me and my shadow is an international telepresence experience that connects participants through a shared online environment.  Equipped with 3D motion capture devices, each portal features interactive life-size projections and immersive soundscapes. Participants are represented as live digital shadows and can communicate with each other in the real-time digital environment.

me and my shadow invites you to interact and perform with other remote users in an endless dream. In a richly aesthetic experience, the installation enables you to project your full body into a virtual world, to play with your shadow representation and to sculpt 3D shapes.

Dance with strangers, virtually feel and touch and breathe, meet your friends or family in Brussels, Istanbul or Paris.

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