written by Maggie Sulc, Ian Garrett & Justine Garrett
|| produced by Toasterlab & Assembly Festival | performed August 2017 at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland | directed by Ian Garrett & Aaron Willis | scenic & costume design by Anahita Dehbonehie | projection design by Montgomery Martin | lighting design by Megan Reilly ||
Transmission was a mixed reality distributed immersive performance that took place over various locations in Edinburgh. Using an app developed for the performance and taking advantage of augmented reality technology, audiences navigated to specific locations and discovered events that had taken place there, events critical to the play's narrative. Transmission centered around two sisters chosen for Earth's first mission to contact extraterrestrial life. At the center of the entire play was the mission briefing, in which the audience as addressed as the crew.
The remaining photos seen here show one of the found scenes, which was a live performance - a window dance which took place nightly at four windows at a hostel. Each window was lined with LED household lighting fixtures controlled by the performers via remote. This allowed the performers to turn their windows on and off as needed.