REALITY DUB

INSTALLATION-PERFORMANCE IN A BUS — 1999

  • "Reality dub" bus, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, 2001

  • "Reality dub" inside the bus, on the artists side Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, 2001

  • "Reality dub" à l'intérieur du bus audience side, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, 2001

  • "Reality dub" the power generator in the trunk of the bus, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, 2001

Reality Dub is a multimedia research about REALITY and PERCEPTION in our urban environment today. The performance/installation takes place on a special bus fitted out with microphones and video cameras. The audience, sitting in the blind windowed rear part of the bus can watch and listen to a kind of real time processed road movie based on the live remix of the sounds and images captured along the streets. One could compare this bus to a mobile “Plato cave” ( in the “Republic”, Plato used the famous allegory of the Cave).

Far from hi-tech simulators or entertainment park rides, designed to create pseudo realistic illusions, Reality Dub, on the contrary, works on sensorial distortions between feelings of movements, and actual images and sounds.

Preparation of the bus and performance "Reality dub" @ festival Videoformes, 2000

"Reality dub" performance @ Saint-Qentin-en-Yvelines, 2001

INFORMATIONS

On previous festivals, we used to perform 3 or 5 times every day, each performance-trip used to last around 20 minutes for an audience of 8 to 25 people according to the size of the vehicule.

SHOWS

- Reality Dub was created with musician Fred Bigot in Vienna during Phonotaktik festival (april 99),then shown :
- in Montréal within FCMM (october 99),
- in Clermont-Ferrand/France during Vidéoformes festival (march 2000)
- in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines/ France (june 2001).