Eye Filmmuseum sharpens the senses with Xtended, an ongoing programme dedicated to VR installations by international artists and filmmakers. Renowned makers have pledged their participation in the series. It is the first time that a museum has devoted structural attention over several years to virtual reality as a cinematic art form.
Xtended (VR): Das Totale Tanz Theater
From 5 to 13 March you can experience the phenomenal VR installation Das Totale Tanz Theater.
Das Totale Tanz Theater was inspired by essays by Bauhaus artist Oskar Schlemmer on costumes and Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius' notion of the total theatre. The VR artwork transports us to a virtual world where we stand among dancers on top of a colossal steel Bauhaus towerblock.
100 years of bauhaus
In 2019, the legacy of the Bauhaus School is as relevant as it was originally. For example, Oskar Schlemmer's Triadisches Ballett depicted the place of man in a rapidly industrialising society. Now we live in a highly digitised society. Once again artists devote themselves to the question of how man and technology relate to each other. Who has control over whom? Das Totale Tanz Theater answers that question in a breath-taking fashion.
two unique experiences
You will be treated to two unique experiences. Das Totale Tanz Theater is an interactive room-scale installation (12') which contains music by Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch. Einstürzende Neubauten's Blixa Bargeld will guide you through the experience with his voice.
Das Totale Tanz Theater 360 is an 8-minute-long, 360-degree VR music video based on the extensive virtual reality dance experience Das Totale Tanz Theater. Einstürzende Neubauten composed the song 'Si Takka Lumi' exclusively for Das Totale Tanz Theater 360.
The installation was met with unanimous praise from the German media upon its premiere in January 2019.
New forms of movement and dance in space’’
A total loss of control’
Das Totale Tanz Theater is a project of the Interactive Media Foundation and Filmtank, co-created with Artificial Rome, part of the project Bauhaus Spirit, funded by Fonds Bauhaus heute of the Federal Cultural Foundation and the Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg.