360° panorama of the titanic at 1:1 scale infills a former gasometer in germany
 

360° panorama of the titanic at 1:1 scale infills a former gasometer in germany

inside the panometer — a former gasometer in leipzig, germany — artist yadegar asisi is bringing visitors 3,800 meters below the surface of the atlantic to discover the ruins of the titanic. in an immersive underwater expedition experienced across a 360° panoramic screen, asisi projects ‘titanic – the promise of modernity’. spanning 3,500 square meters, the installation recreates the sunken wreck at 1:1 scale and puts viewers at eye-level with the enormous ship. 

360° panorama of the titanic at 1:1 scale infills a former gasometer in germany
all photos by tom schulze © asisi

 

 

an artificial light scenario allows visitors to discover the full extent of the tragic event, showing the ship broken into two pieces and everyday objects — like technical equipment and passenger baggage — scattered throughout. a composition has been created by eric babak especially for the exhibition, with background noises tailored specifically to the mysterious mood.

360° panorama of the titanic at 1:1 scale infills a former gasometer in germany
visitors discover the titanic as a 360​​°panoramic installation

 

 

through the monumental installation at panometer leipzig, asisi seeks to addresses the maritime tragedy while also commenting on man’s attempt to overcome nature. ‘for me, on the one hand, the titanic stands for an extraordinary engineering accomplishment, on the other hand, her fate symbolizes the hubris of mankind,’ asisi explains.

360° panorama of the titanic at 1:1 scale infills a former gasometer in germany
the installation is set inside the panometer — a former gasometer in leipzig, germany

360° panorama of the titanic at 1:1 scale infills a former gasometer in germany
spanning 3,500 square meters, the installation recreates the sunken wreck

360° panorama of the titanic at 1:1 scale infills a former gasometer in germany
the setting puts viewers at eye-level with the enormous ship

360° panorama of the titanic at 1:1 scale infills a former gasometer in germany
the ship is broken into two pieces and everyday objects are scattered throughout

360° panorama of the titanic at 1:1 scale infills a former gasometer in germany
a musical composition has been created by eric babak especially for the exhibition

360° panorama of the titanic at 1:1 scale infills a former gasometer in germany
asisi addresses the maritime tragedy while also commenting on man’s attempt to overcome nature

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