DIGI STAGE – digital theater stage lighting system

Client Central Theater Leipzig  Year 2011  City Leipzig, Germany

DIGI STAGE is WHITEvoid’s video projector based digital stage lighting system. The system was initially commissioned for the theater play Fanny and Alexander by theater director Sebastian Hartmann. The piece inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s movie premiered in September 2011 at Leipzig Central Theater.

WHITEvoid designed a projector based digital lighting system with integrated depth camera tracking to pixel map the whole stage area of about 120 square meters. This includes a large-scale Neo Rauch painting as a backdrop. Since the theater play used a flexible scene order, we enabled the lighting designer to select or deselect actors on the fly via remote.

This way making them active or inactive as triggers for digital light follower effects and generative visuals. Multiple effects can be assigned to individual actors in almost infinite combinations. Additionally, virtual so-called light agents are autonomously interacting with the real actors on stage.

Theater play of season 2011/12

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