Maria Judova (Slovakia), Motion Bank (Germany), Imagináriun - Sensorium Festival (Slovakia)
Kykeon is an immersive virtual reality experience questioning our current society.
It reflects on the loss of a sense of community and empathy, as well as lack of concern for others and search for a path forward by examining tradition and the ways of the tribes. It takes ancient culture and civilization, ritualistic, folkloric practices as an inspiration, and looks at them as a way for us to move forward.
In Kykeon, multiple state-of-the-art techniques and technologies are combined in order to set out on a journey through the many states of being. The audience will be invited to take part in a new ritual and wear a VR mask giving them a chance to look into a hidden realm through the eyes of a shaman and enter the virtual world inhabited by spirit beings, celestial mechanics and forgotten harmonics.
Visual artists, concept: Mária Júdová, Constantine Nisidis | Sound artist: Liam Blackburn aka Ancestral Voices | Choreographer: Taneli Törmä | Dancers: Staatstheater Mainz / tanzmainz (Amber Pansters, Bojana Mitrović, Finn Lakeberg, Milena Wiese, Zachary Chant) | Co-producers: Motion Bank (Hochschule Mainz), Sensorium Festival (Lucia Dubačová) | Producer: Mara Nedelcu
This project is part of round 8 of the International Coproduction Fund, year 2019-2020.