The Art of Immersion II

The Digital Theatre of the Future

09/02/2018 - 27/05/2018

Immersion is an essential feature of all the forms of visualization used by the new media. With precursors in painted panoramas, Cinerama, and installation art, today’s immersive digital visualization systems, from panorama projections to virtual reality and augmented reality, have attained a new level and quality of transformational experience of reality — an advance that has been driven by the work of media artists from around the world.

The first part of »The Art of Immersion« presented a selection of important works, which were developed for the »Advanced Visualization and Interaction Environment« (AVIE) panorama projection which are to this day milestones in the conceptual and aesthetic development of contemporary immersive art. Now, in the second part of the exhibition, the ZKM | Karlsruhe continues its overview of the »art of immersive experiences« with artworks that were especially created for Sarah Kenderdine and Jeffrey Shaw’s multiscreen projection environment »ReACTOR«. »ReACTOR« is a new type of cinematographic apparatus, which enables multiperspectival image capture in 3D and in which selected scenes from movies, theater pieces and performances are recorded for the installation from several points of view. Thus the images, which are projected simultaneously on six screens arranged in a hexagon, achieve immersive depths and multiple perspectives, which fuses the real with the virtual space and gives the spectator an idea of the digital theater of the future.

The Art of Immersion II

Heures d'ouverture

MER-VEN 10-18h , SAM-DIM 11-18h

bibliothèque, médiathèque : MAR-DIM 11−19h

shop musée: MER-DIM 11−18h


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