Minimum System Requirements: 2GB RAM
The 5th novel of the 2nd day of Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio is developed as an immersive, multicast, real-time 3D animation for mobile devices. We expand Boccaccio’s novel into four short stories that recount the actions of the four main characters in parallel. The four narrative nodes flow aligned and synchronized, and the viewer can at any time choose to: follow the story of one or other of the characters; jump from one node to another synchronized in time; exit the author's point of view and adopt their own point of view within each scene – and also, if they wish, switch focus from the main story to the side stories happening in the background; watch the author's director’s cut which collects key moments of the four paths into a single classic-style film.
Decameroscopio draws on a masterpiece of Italian classical literature that has been revisited time and again over the centuries thanks to its brilliance and profundity. We work with real “commedia dell’arte” actors and motion capture technology. Our artistic approach is basically “theatrical”, as are the performance dynamics, but motion capture technology launches our performance into an area of absolute freedom of form. Thereby the age-old “commedia dell’arte” converges with the modern in an instrument of revitalization.