FUTURE ROOM – 360˚- fulldome installation

“The future is what you make of it! We cannot foresee the future, but we can shape it”. According to this motto, the “Future Room” provides thought and visions for the future. This virtual knowledge space shows us imagined futures. Encapsulated in a cloud of information, the future will only be visible where we strive for it. The “Future Room” is both utopia and dystopia.

The “Future Room” is a fulldome participative installation. For this creation, kondition pluriel joins artists and curators Ruth Schnell, Peter Weibel and Gerald Bast to generate a futurist performative trajectory on the theme of virtual and augmented society: an immersive installation in which visitors interact through a speech recognition system. The words spoken are visualized as if they were floating in the dome. The work evokes a science-fiction future world at grips with the transformation of the very foundations of human society: work, religion, migration, education, finance, energy, politics, urbanization, artificial intelligence, quantum physics... The “Future Room” premiered from 15th of December 2017 to 15th of April 2018, in the framework of the exhibition Aesthetics of Change presented at the MAK, Vienna. In May 2018, the “Future Room” opened the iX Symposium, Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], in Montreal.

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Concept and idea: Gerald Bast, Martin Kusch, Ruth Schnell, Peter Weibel

Artistic concept and realization: Martin Kusch, Ruth Schnell
Artistic direction: Martin Kusch

3D-Visualization: Johannes Hucek, Martin Kusch, Malte Niedringhaus
3D-Modelling and Animation: Malte Niedringhaus
Digital voices composition: Alexandre St-Onge, Marie-Claude Poulin
Sound design: Alexandre St-Onge
Choreography: Marie-Claude Poulin
Programming: Johannes Hucek
Sound wave and ambisonic programming: Patrik Lechner
Collaboration: Laurus Edelbacher

- Future Room - Flyer