The Golem Lab is an international workshop series organized by the Goethe-Institut that brings together contemporary dance and mixed reality technologies in Prague, Riga, Bogota and Tel Aviv. The Golem Lab explores the intersection of art and technology, human and machine, physical and virtual reality in an interdisciplinary and transnational way.
The Golem Lab grew out of its transnational predecessor performance, Golem. The dance piece pioneered the use of motion capture technology to stage a dance live on stage and live in VR that can be viewed from anywhere in the world. “Golem” was developed by Carly Lave in collaboration with gamelab.berlin at Humboldt University in Berlin, Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences Virtual Design, and Ghunghru Sounds, and supported by the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Fulbright Commission Germany, Stanford University, and private sponsors.
Dancers collaborated with XR artists and motion capture specialists on research tasks and performances. Based on this research, a virtual exhibition and database of international movements was created using Mozilla Hubs.
Workshops and events were held at four Goethe-Institut locations around the world during 2020-2021.
More info at: Golem Lab – Carly Lave