- European Premiere
with YW Response
Start every 30 Min.
- European Premiere
Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and brought it to humans. As punishment, he was forced to suffer eternal torment. This legend about the tense relationship between humanity and technology forms the starting point for Meiro Koizumi’s Prometheus VR trilogy, which is presented in Europe for the first time at Theater der Welt 2023. In Part One, ‘Prometheus Bound’, Koizumi combines virtual and augmented reality, through which the audience, moving freely within the space, is immersed in virtual environments, sensations and emotions. In a radical moment of alienation, between utopia or dystopia, a near future is revealed in which advanced technologies enable human consciousness to live forever.
In order to guarantee a smooth process, we ask you to arrive about 15 minutes before the start of the performance. Unfortunately, a late entry is not possible.
On July 8 at 7:00 PM, BvdS, Meiro Koizumi and Saeborg will meet in a Scenographic Salon Talk at Museum Angewandte Kunst.
Choreographic response by Young Worlds Club on 14.7. at 19:30
Parking lot in front of Alte Schlosserei
©VR performance at Theater Commons ’20
Photo: Meiro Koizumi, Annet Gelink Gallery (Amsterdam), MUJIN-TO Production (Tokyo), and Arts Commons Tokyo
Videotrailer via Youtube.
About the Artist(s)
Meiro Koizumi was born in Gunma and creates experimental video and performance works that explore the relationships between fact and fiction, between the state, the community, and the individual, and between human bodies and emotions. His installation works are represented in numerous public collections around the world. He has received solo exhibitions at the Pérez Art Museum in Miami and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2021, Koizumi won the Artes Mundi 9 Prize in Cardiff and the Grand Prize in the Artistic Division of the Japan Media Arts Festival for ‘Prometheus Bound’.