The Black Queen is an interactive computer actor for use in live theatre, which behaves like an evil entity through limited AI (boids and FSM) and on-stage tracking. The interaction through projection mapping is intuitive to the actress and eliminates the use of overlearned choreographies and external visuals crew. The visuals are fully reactive to the actress’ movements, they respond to when she walks to various locations on the stage, as well as pushing and swiping movements of her arms.
The project was built for The Black Queen theatre play, which premiered in September 2018 at the Prometeo Theatre in Miami, USA.
The two videos on this page were shot during user testing, and present a walkthrough of the technology.
Play by the composer Juraj Kojs.
Actress and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie.
Project collaborators: Sophus Bénée Olsen, Amalie Solander, Nina-Franciska Christiansen.
Prometeo Theatre, September 27-28, 2018
Miami, USA, link
Koncertkirken, May 10, 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark, link