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05 / 06

Totality in Parts, a reenactment
Platform member

Sweden
Royal Swedish Opera

Totality in Parts, a reenactment

A new, interactive installation inspired by the performance Totality in Parts about the inseparability of the individual from the behaviour of a group in which the visitor is the center of the spatial but intimate installation.

Presentation

The Royal Swedish Ballet, Make Move Think foundation and RNDR are planning to collaborate around a digital project developing the production Totality in parts, originally choreographed by Lukas Timulak for the Royal Swedish Ballet in 2018.

Our aim is to transfer the piece to live in other media, adapted for the new reality of the post-pandemic world. This new work will visualize the piece in a new manner, by revealing patterns that the bare eye can’t see.

In the original choreography, Lukas Timulak scrutinized the inseparability of the individual from the group behavior. This piece served as an inspiration for a larger public to study the outside world but also getting to know themselves better. The interactive installation goes a step further: creates an intimate situation, where the viewer is at the center of the installation. The viewer’s distance and movement controls the interactive elements and creates a highly immersive experience and a completely new way to be part of a dance project.

The digital project consists of two parts developed from filmed material of the original stage production;
A large-scale interactive installation
An interactive monolithic installation where visitors can explore different visualizations of Totality in Parts. We will develop a suite of visualizations that are all interpretations of the piece. Through their interaction, visitors influence which visualization they see by their presence and position in relation to the installation, being part of the artistic render.

Web app
The web app allows the user to explore the piece in a more personal and intimate manner. Moving from the physical experience to the inner. Different movements of the phone (tilting, rotate, pinch, etc.) can trigger different visualizations. No app download will be needed, but instead it will play in a browser, which makes it more accessible for a general audience.

Artistic Team

To execute this proposal the Make Move Think foundation, led by Lukas Timulak and Peter Bilak works together with RNDR.studio.

RNDR designs and codes the future, by transforming data into information, information into knowledge, and knowledge into narratives. To achieve this, we develop processes, create structures, design visualisations, code programs, and create interactions. The end result can manifest itself across different media, ranging from interactive installations, to print and everything in between —often real-time. We are triggered by how information and technology transforms networks, cultures, societies, relationships, behaviours, and interactions between people. RNDR’s work is only finished by its use.

RNDR was founded in 2017 in The Hague, (NL). Its main members have years of experience as partners, computer scientists, designers, and developers at LUST and LUSTlab. One of the core projects of RNDR is OPENRNDR, an open source framework for creative coding.

Lukas Timulak

Lukas Timulak

Choreographer

Peter Bilak

Peter Bilak

Set Designer

Volker Bertelmann

Volker Bertelmann

Composer

Hektor Salgado

Hector Salgado

Video Artist

Tom Visser

Tom Visser

Lighting Designer

Annemarije van Harten

Annemarije van Harten

Costume Designer

Jeroen Barendse

Jeroen Barendse

Motion Designer

Partners

Make Move Think Foundation

Netherlands

RNDR

Netherlands

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