DISCONNECTED a performance by Thorsten S. Wiedemann/ @St0rn0 and Sara Anna Lisa Vogl/ @saralisavogl Produced and presented by A MAZE. DISCONNECTED was a performance in the year of Big VR. Simultaneous with DISCONNECTED at the Game Science Center in Berlin from January 8-10 , the major players in Virtual Reality revealed prices, release dates and the final looks of their long-awaited products at CES in Las Vegas. There was no better time to disconnect. Thorsten S. Wiedemann (founder and director of A MAZE. ) will be a VRNaut, leaving behind reality for the radical duration of 48 hours. No human being has ever spent such a long time in computer generated Virtual Reality.
10 years later.
It is now the year 2026. People spend much of their time in Virtual Reality (VR) for entertainment, education, training, enjoying themselves in thousands of digital worlds. New art-forms and ways of storytelling have prevailed. It is normal that you jump into VR to meet your international friends in Social VR Rooms and go on crazy adventures together. You visit locations you'd never dreamt of, learn languages and cooking skills in authentic environments. Everyone has their consumer glasses at home, good enough for low interaction, and small world experiences. But if you want real embodiment in digital worlds you must visit the legal and illegal VRCenters in order to book your personalised VR experience. These trips are curated by VRShamans, skilled people who monitor your reactions and health and bring you back safely after your journey. The journeys themselves depend on personal preferences and can last for a day or even a week. DISCONNECTED will give you a taste of this future. Sara Lisa Vogl (VR designer/ Lucid Trips/ VR Stammtisch) and first VRShaman created daily routines filled with interactions in virtual worlds.
Idea/ Direction by Thorsten S. Wiedemann
A documentary directed by Kosei Takasaki http://www.takasaki.de/studio
Produced by A MAZE. http://www.a-maze.net
Art performance presented in partnership with
Game Science Center http://www.gamesciencecenter.de
Lucid Trips http://www.lucidtrips.com