Digital Theater Productions 'Zigmagora' and 'Cosmos' by Chris Ziegler
Chris Ziegler will show excerpts of two digital theater productions he took part in between March and August 2019.
"Zigmagora — Stage Your City" by the European Theater Lab is a participatory theater play that uses mobile apps, augmented reality and virtual reality to turn the city into a stage. Performed in Germany, France, Norway and Austria at the Ars Electronica Festival, the piece is still touring and will be performed at the end of September in Tiblisi, Georgia.
"Cosmos" is a dance performance that was produced at the German Center for Art and Media ZKM Karlsruhe, based on research at School of Arts, Media and Engineering's Synthesis Center at iStage.
To learn more about both productions, visit movingimages.de.
Chris Ziegler is an assistant professor at Arizona State University in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering.
In 2018, he produced a new dance performance at the Center for Art and Media with Sayaka Kaiwa, Ted Stoffer (dance) and Hugo Paquete (music). Since 2017, he has been a member of the European Theater Lab of the European Theater Convention, where he was head of digital production design for the research production "Stage Your City," which is currently touring across Europe.
Since 1994, he has been working as a designer, programmer and director and performer at the Center for Art and Media, conducting research on new media tools for theater with world-renowned choreographer Bill Forsythe of Ballett Frankfurt, dance company Emio Greco PC, the International Choreographic Arts Center in Amsterdam and others. He has worked at the Bavarian State Opera Munich, Zurich Opera House, Wuppertal Opera, Karlsruhe State Theatre, Konzert Theater Bern and New Opera Vienna. Since 2000, he has directed his own music theatre and dance productions.