The Electronic Grandmother 2006
The play for youngsters by Franz Schwabeneder based on Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi short story was enhanced by interactive stage elements and stereoscopic computer animation and realized in cooperation with Theater Phoenix.
The developments done by the Ars Electronica Futurelab are enhancing this piece’s dramaturgy via virtual expansion of the stage set. Futurelab staffers aren’t just providing the technology that makes this production possible; they’re endowing this theatrical performance with what amounts to an additional artistic level. In an effort undertaken especially for the The Electric Grandmother, they gathered ideas and inspiration from kids attending Ars Electronica workshops and young participants in the 2006 Prix’s u19 freestyle computing category to create scenographic elements in the form of computer-animated film footage. This material will be projected stereoscopically and blend together with the classical performance elements to form a media art theatrical production.
Research & Development:
Andreas Jalsovec, Michael Lankes, Christopher Lindinger, Christine Pilsl, Stefan Schilcher