Science Gallery (2018) Trinity College Dublin, RoI
360 Virtual Reality & 180 DOME Cinema
A commissioned collaboration between Sarah Jane Pell and David G. Barnes. Co-Produced by Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform.
Rock Stars, 2018 Sarah Jane Pell, David G Barnes and Daniel Waghorn, Virtual Reality in collaboration with the Mars Desert Research Station MDRS Crew 188, 2018.
« LIFE AT THE EDGES »
Science Gallery Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. 12 Jul - 3 Sep 2018
« LIFE AT THE EDGES » which examines life in extraordinary environments, alongside humankind’s passion for exploration, adventure and discovery. Why do inhospitable settings spark our imagination and our appetite for adventure? How can art and design inspire and influence pioneers exploring extremes? What can desolate environments tell us about coping with climate change, and should we redirect scientific resources toward adapting organisms, technologies and humans to thrive under these severe conditions? Extreme places can provide a unique setting to expand our understanding of our climate and living systems. From arctic tundras to interstellar voids, LIFE AT THE EDGES explores frontiers and limits, boldly pushing the boundaries of space, humanity, science, technology and biology.
Installation of "Rock Stars, 2018" (VR) Sarah Jane Pell & David G Barnes, LIFE AT THE EDGES, Science Gallery Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. 2018.
Aspiring astronauts will be mesmerised by this video. It will spark inspiration and imagination for creating and inhabiting new worlds. Audiences can experience the piece as a large-scale projected installation, with an epic landscape and choreography by the Mars Analogue Astronauts. Alternatively, they can QR the URL to view 360 Vimeo video file to view on Google Cardboard. For adults, the piece coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and reminds us of our innate human curiosity for exploration. For children it is sublimely alien and inviting of wonderment. It was the first 360VR art ever filmed during a space analogue mission on Earth. The original file is 6K. It is part of a suite of works exploring speculative fiction and creative tools in operational training environments. Perceptions of time, space, and place are curiously interwoven. Audiences often gasp with delight.
Staring: JULIA DEMARINES, ZAC TROLLY, SARAH JANE PELL, RYAN KOBRICK. On location MARS DESERT RESEARCH STATION, MDRS Crew 188, Southern Utah US 2018. Post Production: DAVID. G. BARNES, DANIEL WAGHORN, SARAH JANE PELL. Writer/Director/Producer: SARAH JANE PELL.
This project is part of the Performing Astronautics project assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
This work was co-produced by Monash University with support from the Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform during an artist residency 2018-2019. It premiered at the Cineglobe Festival, CERN Switzerland 2018 (in 180 Dome format); Life at the Edges Exhibition, Science Gallery Dublin, UK 2018 (in 360VR); SouthStart, Adelaide AU 2018 (as 2D-projection mapping inside the Adelaide Town Hall); and Moving Image Festival Adelaide Festival Centre (Mega Screen architectural wrapping), Adelaide AU 2019.⇐ Meet MDRS Crew 188 ⇐ Return to Performances ⇐ Check out MIVP Residency Projects