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The Red Brick Wall

A Virtual Space XR Venue Project

Research and development in XR (Extended Reality) platforms to support Art Performances to break through the Fourth wall that is the invisible imagined wall that separates the performer from the audience.


Stage one of The Red Brick Wall project we aim to support the combining of current technology to host virtual audience interaction within a virtual performance space. This is part of the Alex Theatre project in St Kilda and supports the work in Virtual Venues.


Stage two supports training in The eXtension Program in drawing, cartoon creation, animation, and film-making. “Coming Soon” in partnership with the Australian Cartoon Museum.


The Red Brick Wall project has a total of 10 stages. each stage will build towards the development of a platform that will allow travel within time and space.


Terms used within this project that you may want to become familiar with:

      •  Virtual Reality (VR): the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors
        content completely replaces your view of the physical world.
      • Augmented Reality (AR): a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.
      • Mixed Reality (MR): the merging of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualizations, where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real-time.
      • Extended or Cross Reality (XR): a term referring to all real-and-virtual combined environments and human-machine interactions generated by computer technology and wearables, where the ‘X’ represents a variable for any current or future spatial computing technologies.
      • Space: a continuous area or expanse which is free, available, or unoccupied.
      • Time: the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.


The Red Brick Wall research is inspired by a true story.

‘It was around the year 1965 on a mist covered road when a young couple driving rapidly home from visiting relatives in the countryside on a cold New Zealand night when suddenly a red brick wall with white mortar appeared on the road before them. The driver brakes to miss the wall, and when the car stopped inches away from where the wall was, the driver and his passenger looked up to find the wall was gone and they found themselves in the middle of a t-intersection on the road. If the wall had not appeared then the car would have hit an embankment launching into the paddock beyond and certain catastrophe for the young couple.’


There are more mysteries than we can ever hope to understand, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t unravel a good story…


The Red Brick Wall project aims to make the impossible possible.


For more information ‘Click Here’ and visit our project website.


This project is proudly supported by Alex Read Theatre Performances Inc, Vass Theatre Group, Mr K & Associates and Enhanced Business Solutions Limited (NZ)

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