Immersive Film Exhibition The New Infinity Coming to Wisdome LA for one Night Only

As part of its international tour.

If you happen to be in Los Angeles this coming Saturday then you may want to head down to Wisdom LA for a special one-off event. Planetarium-inspired immersive art experience The New Infinity will be appearing at the 360-degree dome theatre.

The New Infinity
The New Infinity – “Eye of the Dream“, courtesy David O’Reilly

A special, one-day-only event, The New Infinity will showcase a series of three immersive films from artists David OReilly, Holly Herndon & Mathew Dryhurst, and Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma. The New Infinity originally began last year, debuting in Berlin and drawing in more than 23,000 visitors. Since then the exhibition has toured internationally, including Amsterdam and Barcelona.

Wisdome LA will also host a Planetary Art Summit featuring artists and leaders in the space. Participants will include Thomas Oberender, Director of the Berliner Festspiele; David OReilly, visual artist and game designer; Marta Fontolan, Director of Sprüth Magers Los Angeles, and Jesse Damiani, author and expert for media and new technologies.

“Historically used by the scientific and educational communities, planetariums have the ability to showcase some of the largest and most impressive artistic images of our time,” said Dr. Thomas Oberender, director of the Berliner Festspiele, a co-producer of The New Infinity in a statement. “The mobile architecture of a planetarium, combined with highly-developed, 360-degree audio and digital technology, can enable new experiences, create new communities and facilitate events, attracting an audience that the arts often find hard to reach. Visitors do not view these forms of art from the outside, but rather become co-producers by their very experience of them.”

The New Infinity

The New Infinity at Wisdome LA will take place on Saturday, 29th June from 4pm PT. Tickets cost $29 USD and can be purchased here

Saturday’s event schedule looks like this:

4:00PM: Doors

4:30-5:30PM: Film Screenings (first showing)

David OReilly – Eye of the Dream

Holly Herndon & Mathew Dryhurst – Chain Opera

Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma – Extraordinary Alien

5:30-6:30PM: Planetary Art Summit

Featuring Dr. Thomas Oberender, David OReilly, Marta Fontolan & Jesse Damiani, this panel discussion will explore the potential for planetariums to become the galleries of the future, how planetariums and artistic dome content allows viewers to experience new realities, and how contemporary art in planetariums can help cities create new cultural communities.

6:30-7:30PM: Music

7:30-8:30PM: Film Screenings (second showing)

David OReilly – Eye of the Dream

Holly Herndon & Mathew Dryhurst – Chain Opera

Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma – Extraordinary Alien

After LA, The New Infinity will then head to Sudekum Planetarium, Nashville, Tennessee (12 to 14 July 2019), Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium, Kansas City, Missouri (Summer 2019) and then on to Planetario Galileo Galilei, Buenos Aires (26 September 2019). For the latest immersive art experiences, keep reading VRFocus.


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