CAGE_fulldome A/V in co-production with SAT Montreal
CAGE is an immersive audiovisual experience inspired by Jack London´s novel The Star Rover – the story of San Quentin death row inmate Darrel Standing who escapes the horror of life in prison by withdrawing into vivid dreams and by transcending into the depths of the subconscious.
CAGE is a pioneering act in the field of immersive audiovisual storytelling that explores narrative possibilities from genres such as psychological suspense and science fiction.
Past Video uses fulldome technology to blur the boundaries between the “real” and “imaginary” and pushes the limits of audiovisual and sensorial experiences to the next level.
360° projections and 3D sound and scents simulate oneiric and surreal scenarios inspired by the altered states of consciousness accessible through mental techniques, and through hallucinogenic plants and substances.
Parallelisms are explored between cutting edge digital technology and psychedelia, modern science and shamanic teachings of nature, and relativity of space and time.
The audience is enveloped by the raw emotions of a tortured prisoner who faces a terminal situation on death row and will then be taken on a quest through the parallel realities towards the final liberation of becoming a part of universal unity.
Weapon of choice for the development and creation of the project: vvvv
For the creation of graphic content we have used heavily SuperPhysical shader by mburk with geometry shaders InstanceNoodles by everyoneishappy, DX11.Particles by tmp and Large PLY Pointcloud Reader by andresc4 and everyonishappy.
External modelling and animations made in Blender, vvvv implementation assimp geometry nodes from mp.dx pack by microdee with a little help from evvvvil.
Special mention here goes to mrvux for his massive work on DX11 pack
DIRECTION PETR RIMSKY
ART DIRECTION CONSTANTINE NISIDIS
MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN KRISTIAN WESTERGAARD
SCRIPT PETR RIMSKY
ANIMATION AND PROGRAMMING CONSTANTINE NISIDIS, PETR RIMSKY
PHOTOGRAPHY PACO BELTRAN
SCENTS JEROEN KLEIJN
SAT TEAM Louis-Philippe St-Arnault, Dominic Paquin, David Chevrier, Sean Caruso, Mourad Bennacer, Guillaume Raymond, Vincent Brault
Special thanks to Chris Dyer for his inspirational artwork
Thanks to vvvv community, especially to everyoneishappy. microdee, velcrome, mburk, evvvvil, andresc4, esteban rubira, lasal, antohkio and desaxismundi
Our gratitude to Ashaninka and Shipibo people from Mayantuyacu, Peru, especially to Seiko and Daniel Flores, for inspiration and for letting us work with their chants
The CAGE project benefited from the artwork creation program of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT)
photos from premiere of CAGE at SAT Montreal 10_04_2018 by Giacomo Ferron