Render Ghost 4.0
Our body is inevitably dissolving into a new reality, mediated by screens, networks and algorithms. Memories, consciousness, and the "Truth" transforming in light-speed, as our ancient beliefs collapsed and drifting into the digital-vacuum. While the calling of Posthuman approached, Taipei-based newmedia art group NAXS turned to Kora - a pilgrimage in the Tibetan Buddhist - for guidance, seeking for an alternative narrative of digital-theatre-interfaces, and the possibilities of contemporary ritual, in between the informatic universe, the technical society, and the naked flesh of ours.
《Render Ghost》is a continuous evolving ritual-service-framework initiated since 2015, as well as an immersive-VR-theatre with no predetermined performers. Wearing dust-proof clothing and VR headsets, viewers immerse themselves into the virtual spectacles, gigantic soundscape and spatial installation with dense fog and laser. In the theatre, viewers wander around the edge between reality and virtuality experiencing the sensation of great falling, deformation, and transcendence. When the boundary becomes more and more blurred, a journey toward virtuality begins.