CC Focus: Collaborate
Zero point VR is a Virtual Reality Meditation on the key Inspirations and concepts behind the Zero Point Stage Show.
In this work the Create Converge Transnational Lab worked alongside noted Choreographer Darren Johnston of Array UK to produce a piece which guides you through the concepts behind Zero Point.
Darren Johnston is a British Director, Choreographer, Video and Sound artist and founder of Array. His company creates immersive performance combining multiple art forms and delivered across different platforms and performance spaces.
Although Zero Point VR was initially intended as complementary to the stage show, the dancers commented that they found the process of motion capture and development of the experience helpful to their stage performance.
The experience is presented in HTC Vive with room scale tracking. To reduce distraction, a concious choice to exclude the motion controllers was made. Instead you interact by focussing your gaze on certain ‘totems’. When maintaining your gaze for more than 10 seconds the totem transports you to the next level.