Last weekend Skepta and the Manchester International Festival delivered a truly awe-inspiring, immersive event, titled DYSTOPIA987. The futuristic rave performance promised to take festival attendees on a “deep, dark, radical, and riveting” journey. Beyond that, the details were scarce.
Take a look a the video above to see how Skepta and a team of engineers, performers and musicians used groundbreaking Mixed Reality (MR) technology to create a euphoric and simultaneously dystopian festival experience that managed to remained true to the origins of rave culture.
The project merged real and virtual worlds to produce completely new conditions, using MR to integrate physical and digital object in real-time.