Munkination 2019

I worked with the early Munkination team set up by the New Audiences lab at The Royal Opera House, as creative technologist for the duration of the Copenhagen VRlab in September 2019. This one week immersive lab saw us creating a pitch and a short VR prototoype which I developed in Unity3d with my Holonspace workflow in the 2 days that were set aside for this. After the lab, I undertook a motion capture session with HAM and then with Isabelle to further develop the ideas of the virtual reality story. We experimented with a rigged character created in Gravitysketch then rigged in Mixamo. We stepped HAM as the Munki avatar into a mountain scene so that he could experience ‘being’ Munki in VR.

About Munkination

https://en.cphdox.dk/lab-projects/munkination

An immersive hiphopera and VR experience, which places the audience member at the centre of a futuristic adventure story about climate change. The project mixes musical styles and genres, combining live performance with a distinctive graphic world. Munkination won the inaugural Royal Opera House/GUAP Immersive Opera Award in 2019.VR Hip-hop Opera

Munkination: Second Chance is an immersive opera experience designed for small audience groups to share a futuristic adventure story about climate change. The project mixes styles and genres, combining live performance with a distinctive graphic world in virtual reality and scored with a hybrid of hip hop and opera resulting in a radically new sound. The project is a crossover collaboration between visual artist and hip-hop producer HAM the Illustrator and opera director Isabelle Kettle. Audiences will enter a pop-up installation, flexibly designed to allow for different locations on tour.

Climate change and humankind’s impact on our planet is the predominant challenge facing society today. Munkination: Second Chance will take advantage of new innovations in immersive technology to enable a dialogue amongst artists and audiences about how our society can tackle this pressing issue to take place on a global stage, in a powerful and stimulating way.

Munkination: Second Chance is produced by Audience Labs at the Royal Opera House, which brings together pioneering artists and next generation immersive technologies to create new contemporary opera and ballet experiences for audiences across the world.

https://en.cphdox.dk/lab-projects/munkination


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