O. Lab: The Saga of Sage
Mixed-reality experience as music, theatre, and gamification come together
Robin Coops & Avinash Changa (NL)
The Saga is a performative mixed reality presentation of the research phase of the Saga of Sage, a hybrid project created by Robin Coops (M31) and Avinash Changa (WeMakeVR), which combines live music, theatre, and VR in a speculative planet-hopping adventure that examines the concept of “Home”. In this O. Lab, we explore how this virtual journey may be tested in an analogue manner. Get on board and help Sage discover the first planet.
Research question: Is it possible for us, Saga archaeologists, to discover the story and the puzzles linked to the first planet that our leading character, Sage, is visiting? How to devise small experiments to test the collaborative structures, the construction of planets, and the user journey of the audience at an early stage (analogue)? How do the narrative, the gamification, and the music resonate with the audience?
About O. Lab
O. Lab offers the audience a peak into the theatre makers’ rehearsal rooms. Something that is normally reserved for the select few… Artists will share their research questions. As the visitor, you are invited to watch and express your valuable opinions about prototypes and works in progress. O. Lab in WORM is one big creative space and you will be sitting in the front row as the processes unfold!