Where Once We...
An experience fusing food, original music, immersive performance, projection, smell and spatial computing
Funded through Innovate UK as part of the Audience of the Future project, Raucous’ Creative Director, Sharon, spent 12 months working internationally on a Royal Shakespeare Company collaboration with the US immersive technology company Magic Leap.
As one of six RSC/Magic Leap Fellows she explored her practice as a writer and theatre-maker in terms of constructing a theatre narrative that harnessed immersive digital technology.
These creative investigations resulted in Where Once We, a live experience that fused food, original music, immersive performance, projection, smell and spatial computing/AR. Guided by a timeless Puck, the piece encouraged an audience to interact with the space, explore hidden objects and forage for tasting experiences. It explored notions of childhood and environmentalism during which the audience would witness Puck transform from the live into the digital.
Where Once We was due to premier at SXSW 2020 but was postponed due to the onset of COVID-19.