Die Schneekönigin - ein performatives Buch
La regina della neve - libro performatico
Die Schneekönigin/la regina della neve- immersive tale (first work title)
It is about creating new storytelling for the digital age.
age 6 +
Die Schneekönigin - ein performatives Buch is a new format and aesthetics in children's storytelling mixing real and digital, high tech and low tech: A virtual reality audio story, combined with a book as an object to touch and play with. Through spatial and binaural audio technology and the tactile perceptions of the book, the listener is taken on a kaleidoscopic fantasy journey into the heart of the story.
1. For the sound production was used a mixed technique to create three-dimensionality, which also relies on binaural technology.
2. The idea of the tactile object book arises from the need to make available to the listener a material form (low-tech), to which the imaginative experience is bound. More and more in the digital era, the ability to touch and manipulate is lost. In addition, with the pandemic, physical contact was discouraged and the cognitive experience of touch was inhibited.
3. The fairy tale, in seven episodes as in the original text, is from "The Snow Queen" by H. C. Andersen, a great classic of children's literature full of magic. The work gives the fairy tale a new twist that underlines important themes: breaking the gender stereotype and promoting a respectful and collaborative relationship with nature. On a formal level, the project gives new life to the narrative through new technologies and works with two increasingly less stimulated senses: hearing and touch. The project is inclusive and sustainable.
DIE SCHNEEKÖNIGIN ein performatives Buch is conceived as a hybrid sensory experience in remoteness and in presence. The audio story will be available using headphones where the listener will be immersed in a sound environment with the object book to touch and play.
First stage of the journey: Warten auf die Schneekönigin.
A project by Eva Costa in collaboration with Dromoscope, Luca Mucci Studio.
Eva Costa Concept, direction, voice
Dromoscope Studio (Title song & Chapter 1) and Luca Mucci Sound design
Tolja Djokovic dramaturgy consulting
Christina Poth, Friederike Goll, Design Students FH Potsdam Cooperation within the practical research of Books Prototype
Supported by: Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa ( Research Stipend 20/21),
"Die Schneekönigin - ein performatives Buch": Prozessförderung Fonds Darstellende Künste, #TakeHeart, NEU START KULTUR;
Teil "Warten auf die Schneekönigin": Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Bezirksamt Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain, Kia Förderungsprogramm.
Produktion: Theresa Boock, Nicola Angelillis
Projekt Assistenz: Etienna Schulz
Technik: Giorgio De Santis
WARTEN AUF DIE SCHNEEKÖNIGIN
NOVEMBER 17TH, 18TH 2022 Fliegendes Theater Berlin
"Warten auf Die Schneekönigin" is an immersive sound installation, staging the audio part of the project. It is designed (as the name suggests) to prepare the release of the final audio/book.