At the heart of THE LAB are The Exhibitions, a showcase of New York City’s local talent and innovation with a series of dynamic and immersive art installations driven by technology. Artists designing installations include Prism, SOFTlab, Future Wife, Ekene Ijeoma, Emilie Baltz, and The Windmill Factory.
Artist Installations included at The Exhibitions at THE LAB
Future Portrait created by Prism
Future Portrait transformed motion into an amazing dynamic film. Attendants drove uniquely beautiful particle animation that was remixed and shared on the fly.
Volume created by SOFTlab
An interactive cube of responsive mirrors that redirected light and sound as a volume that reflected the excitement of surrounding festival goers. Volume used mirrors, light, and sound as fundamental building elements to remix the character of the festival goers and gaze back at them with empathy and exuberance.
Boolean Planet created by Future Wife
A monolithic sphere beckoned nearby entities to form gravity wells with the weight of their bodies, slicing through celestial veils to reveal the unseen worlds beneath the surface.
Heartfelt created by Ekene Ijeoma
Heartfelt was a participatory interactive installation which engaged participants in holding hands and letting electricity flow through them to turn on lights and play sounds. It used participants’ bodies as conductors to close the circuit of socio-political polarization, creating a shared experience of solitary and interconnectivity.
Dream Machine created by Emilie Baltz
The Dream Machine was a multi-player, olfactory organ performance that combined smell with sound, touch and light in a single interactive experience.
Right Passage created by The Windmill Factory
Right Passage was a room scale sound and light performance installation. Participants began in a massive hazed void. A reflective labyrinth emerged, guiding attendants towards warmth. A rite of passage, a journey from darkness to light, a disorientation of the senses.
The Dome created by Dirt Empire
Visually produced by Dirt Empire with original music, sound design, and spherical audio spatialization by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans, the 90-foot dome allowed more than 250 festivalgoers at a time to experience the 360 degree immersive theater and provided its viewers with an unparalleled collective sensory experience. Proclaimed by the Observer as “the selling point of THE LAB,” The Dome is where Panorama’s synthesis of art, technology, music and design is given its ultimate expression.
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