MULTIVERSE .dome

Dome A/V Installation
2021

MULTIVERSE .dome

Dome A/V Installation
2021

Multiverse .dome is an ongoing project aimed at the creation of a site-specific version of Multiverse for domes. We’ve always been fascinated by the immersive possibility of domes and when Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab invited us to create a project in late 2020 we accepted and took the opportunity to develop a prototype.

The unique dome built by C-LAB allowed us to preserve Multiverse's original nature projecting the image towards the sky and the centre of the earth both from inside and outside the structure. The sound was adapted to move inside the dome thanks to an ambisonic spatialization system with 8-elements.
Multiverse aims to heighten the perception of reality by giving the impression that the installation is going beyond the physical space, and the dome is the perfect fit to continue exploring this direction.

MULTIVERSE
The dome adaptation follows the same narrative structure of the original project, which develops around the multiverse theory of the American theoretical physicist, Lee Smolin. According to this theory our universe is only one in a much larger cosmos (the Multiverse), a member of a growing community of universes, each one being born from the collapse following the formation of a black hole. During this event, the values of certain parameters of the physical laws are reprogrammed and slightly modified.
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Similarly, each scene of the installation does not repeat itself in the same form. After thirty minutes the previous sequence of steps carrying the genetic information of the last passage triggers an evolutionary transition and the exploration of new possibilities through the modification of the so-called fundamental parameters. The generative nature of the system allows the creation of infinite variations that cyclically follow one another during the life of the artwork.
More information available on the Multiverse project page.

Production: fuse*
Prototype Exhibitions: Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (Taipei - TW)
Art Direction, Executive Production: Mattia Carretti, Luca Camellini
Concept: Mattia Carretti, Luca Camellini, Samuel Pietri, Riccardo Bazzoni
Software Artists: Luca Camellini, Samuel Pietri
Sound Design: Riccardo Bazzoni
Photo Report: Hsuan-Lang Lin, Guan-Ming Lin, You-Wei Chen