Good night, sleep tight (remix)

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Dunne, Joseph, Ramos, J., Maravala, Persis Jade and ZU-UK 2018. Good night, sleep tight (remix). International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. 14 (2), pp. 215-223.
AuthorsDunne, Joseph, Ramos, J., Maravala, Persis Jade and ZU-UK
Abstract

Good Night, Sleep Tight is an interactive virtual reality performance created by theatre and digital arts company ZU-UK. It was previewed at Gerry’s Kitchen in July 2017. Combining VR and binaural technologies, participants are put to bed and transported to a dreamscape composed of childhood imagery and aerial cityscapes. This artistic position remixes the audience’s experience and the artistic processes of Good Night, Sleep Tight to proffer a critical engagement with the aesthetics of VR. Theories pertaining to VR and theatre are emerging but not yet fully established. The discourse between technologists and artists is key to understanding how VR is a new artistic medium requiring a language not solely redolent of gaming or theatre. The format of this article reflects ZU-UK’s contention that VR experiences are best designed as collaborations between artists and audiences who construct an imaginary world through interactive media. The seven scenes below concentrate on different aspects of the rehearsal process and the final performance from the perspectives of the ZU-UK directors, VR technologists, and participants. Interspersed throughout the article are fragments from the Good Night, Sleep Tight script and a description of the piece from the reader’s perspective, who acts as ZU-UK’s imaginary audience member.

KeywordsInteractive Performance; Theatre and Game; Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality
JournalInternational Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media
Journal citation14 (2), pp. 215-223
ISSN1479-4713
Year2018
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/14794713.2018.1505385
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1080/14794713.2018.1505385
http://www.zu-uk.com
Publication dates
Online05 Sep 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited29 Nov 2018
Accepted01 Jul 2018
Accepted01 Jul 2018
Copyright information© 2018 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media on 05/09/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14794713.2018.1505385.
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