March 20, 2014
March 21, 22, 28, & 29, 2014
National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago,
175 W Washington, Chicago, IL
Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.
The Operature is a live Augmented Reality performance engaging histories of forensics and anatomical science and spectacle. The work’s choreography, objects, text, and use of technology are influenced by
diverse anatomical histories including early modern surgical theatres, Chicagoan Francis Glessner Lee’s dollhouse crime scene reenactments known as the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, and The Stud File, a record of the sexual exploits of former Chicago resident Samuel Steward, a 20th century tattoo artist, gay pornographer, and friend of Gertrude Stein.
The performance includes a largescale DIY interactive set and incorporates virtual content that can be accessed by scanning the performance space and markings on the performer’s bodies with the LAYAR Augmented Reality smartphone app. Custom viewing stations are installed in the space so it is not necessary to have a smart mobile device.
Also for sale at the exhibition and performance will be ATOMr’s Mixed Reality performance companion, a work of photography, writing and interactive print distributed by PINUPS Magazine.