European urban theater group Xtnt recently completed a painstakingly detailed and stunningly executed performance piece inspired by Google Street View. The result is an interactive augmented reality-like experience that takes users through the current European Capital of Culture, Mons, Belgium.
The Xtnt project involved an astonishing 900 people, 42 streets and ten-kilometers of photography. Each shot was set up to appear as an organic bit of organized chaos that was recorded on a single 360-degree camera mounted atop a car, in true Google Street View-style.
The incredible cross-disciplinary effort from Xtnt is like watching a massive one-shot film along the lines of 'Russian Ark,' and is a stunning collaborative project that incorporates technology, art and performance, while challenging traditional models of theater.