Beyond Reality has organized a special performance ‘Bardo’ linked to the this year’s XR selection to the festival. “Bardo” is a Tibetan word consists of “bar” meaning “between” and “do” meaning “two” or “hang” and it means an intermediate, transitional, or liminal state between dimensions.
‘Bardo’ is a multidisciplinary work which expresses various layers between real and virtual spaces and conveys the existences at the boundary between time and space. For this project, Beyond Reality and Yanghee Lee, a choreographer who questions the value of performing arts by expanding the object and concept of choreography based on Seoul and New York, had worked together to distill the essence of this collaborative project between art genres.
VR content is more than just a visual/video content that is watched through specific VR decives. New media is in a rapid pace in development by converging with traditional arts and by utilizing various technologies, namely represented as VR.
This performance, designed to provide people with an artistic experience of interacting with digital images and body, however, had made it difficult to meet the audience in person due to the COVID-19. Instead, we made it into a dance film and please enjoy the following video clips. Beyond Reality proudly presents ‘Bardo’.