Interactive Mixed Reality Installation
Eva Davidova uses the VR space to invent multiple possibilities for the future, at once threatening and beautiful. Within the dizzying 360° spaces staged by Davidova, performers—humans, avatars, digital objects, and the audience—dance. In search of new movements, Davidova collaborates with performers who are given open-ended prompts which are later augmented with digital objects. (read the full essay by Faith Holland here)
Garden for Drowning Descendant, a new immersive installation and VR piece by artist Eva Davidova, will premiere at Harvestworks Art and Technology Program on Governors Island, Building 10a, Nolan Park, Governors Island on August 29 through October 31. Presented by Harvestworks, Garden for Drowning Descendant consists of four interactive absurdist scenes of ecological peril. There will be an opening reception for the work with the artist present on September 10th from 2 to 6pm.
Creative Technologist: Sidney San Martin
Sound: Bergsonist (selwa Abd), Matthew D. Gantt and Dafna Naftali
Performers: MX Oops, Catherine Kirk, Vinson Fraley, Danielle McPhatter
Motion Capture files from Eve by choreographer Kristen McNally
Consultants: Danielle McPhatter, Wolfgang Gil, Johnny Lu, Matthew D. Gantt, Carol Parkinson
Team in Trinidad:
Director, Choreographer and Performer: MX. Oops
Camera: Arnaldo James
Location Scouting & Coordination: Jalaludin Khan
Team at green screen studio: RD Content
Developed at Triangle Arts Association
Funded by New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) Individual Artist Film, Media & New Technology Grant
With generous support from Harvestworks, NEW INC, EY Cognitive Human Enterprise, ISSUE Project Room, Lovely Lioness Dance Studio, and Allign Studio.