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Published on Mar 8, 2007
For the 1995 International Video Art Prize award ceremony at SWF in Baden-Baden, a programme was developed - »Video Only« - with the participation of the public, a presenter and a digital set design. The computer for the image background was situated in Bonn, while the blue stage with its dancers was located in Baden-Baden. The audience in the studio could use revolving office chairs to select whether they wanted to see the dance in the Bluebox or the mix from the computer like the TV viewers. Several dance performances were arranged to fit in with the sequence of events. For the individual scenes, a total of eight stage images were created and the live conditions of the television were adapted accordingly. The actors and the public were in the blue-washed TV studio in Baden-Baden, while the virtual backdrops were provided in a digital studio in Bonn. Using broadband transmission (ATM), the camera images of the actors were sent to Bonn, grafted onto the virtual backdrops and then displayed in Baden-Baden without any perceptible delay. The public saw the actors on the empty blue stage juxtaposed against the large, projected mixed TV images. Virtual Striptease - the first dance performance of the programme - was based on the perceived and actual presence on the virtual stage.
Artists / Authors: Wolfgang Strauss, Monika Fleischmann, GMD German National Research Center for Information Technologies, Sankt Augustin
Cooperators: Josef Speier, Wolfgang Vonolfen, Uli Nütten and The Virtual Studio of GMD-German National Research Center for IT