Art and Sciart Partnerships

The vision: To both introduce art into Thinktank as an alternative form of science communication, and to exploit and discover new uses for the fulldome (360-degree) video medium.

Project Summary:  In an attempt to engage new audiences, and with funding from Arts Council England, we celebrated the International Year of Astronomy 2009 somewhat differently i.e. through the creation of a real-time, interactive artwork of the Radiosphere. Additionally, working with local dance-for-screen artists, and again with funding from Arts Council England, we have used new fulldome (360-degree) technology to create two dance films that have shifted paradigms for this particular art form. Thinktank Planetarium is also actively exploring the new medium of live dome theatre, and so far we have staged two performances using fulldome (360-degree) technology: The Balham Ladies Amateur Astronomy Club and How Not to Be Afraid of the Dark.

Your contact name: Mario Di Maggio

Your organization: Thinktank, Birmingham

Participants: Local artists with an interest in art with a science and technology theme, and / or local artists with an interest in the new fulldome (360-degree) video medium.

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