full-scale, 360° panorama of the great barrier reef surrounds visitors to the panometer full-scale, 360° panorama of the great barrier reef surrounds visitors to the panometer
oct 14, 2015

full-scale, 360° panorama of the great barrier reef surrounds visitors to the panometer

a full scale panorama of australia’s great barrier reef surrounds visitors to leipzig’s panometer
all images by tom schulze © asisi

 

 

 

within the panometer in leipzig, germany — a visual panorama displayed inside a former gasometer — berlin-based artist yadegar asisi projects a ‘great barrier reef’ onto a giant circular screen, surrounding visitors in imagery of the underwater world of australia’s coral reef. presented at 1:1 scale, the display spans about 3,500 square meters — 32 meters high and 110 meters in circumference — transporting visitors on a visual expedition to the largest coral reef on earth. the hyper-realistic art space shows a vibrant display of colors, the submarine world of corals and sea plants and animals, revealing their interactions through dynamic, changing light conditions.

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visitors are immersed an underwater world on a 1:1 scale

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the projection spans 32 meters overhead

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scenery from of the coral reef off the northeastern coast of australia has been compressed into the space

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the imagery shows the submarine world of corals and sea plants and animals

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the setting is revealed through dynamic, changing light conditions

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a day and night sequence is accompanied by a corresponding soundscape

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the exhibition is presented on the largest 360° panorama in the world

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photo and film research took place on three trips to the coral reef off the coast of port douglas in australia

 

  • Yes, nice but it’s not a real 360 degree view…look at the top and floor.

    Theodore Munda says:
  • what is really important is that the coral reefs are being destroyed. Just another feel good disneyland display to assuage guilt.

    Monte Cazazza says:
  • Congradulations Yadegar Asisi !
    As an Australian I aplaud you. This is great for educating the world communities what fragile beauty rests within human influence.
    I hope it motivates us to understand more, care more and act more regarding nature and ecosystems.

    Dale says:

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