• This stunning installation turns a theater into an alien universe
07.03.14

This stunning installation turns a theater into an alien universe

Nimbes, a star-laced installation from artist Joanie Lemercier, is kind of like the field trip you took to the planetarium in 5th grade, except wondrous and immersive and not at all lame. Currently showing at a 360 degree, kaleidoscopic theater in Montreal, it is 15 minutes of cylindrical film that takes viewers to an alien universe.  

The creator says that the biggest challenge in shooting a film for a huge dome was framing a shot when the camera is facing in six directions, but looking at the results, it was worth the effort. Describing works like this makes it sound like I’m writing liner notes for ‘60s folk albums, so I will just say the content involves constellations and forests and stars, and defer to the pictures.

via Creative Review