Kaleidoscopic Installation Lets Visitors Experience What It’s Like to Step Inside a Diamond

XEX Prismverse Shanghai

Multimedia artist Chris Cheung and his creative team (collectively known as XEX) have just debuted their impressive audiovisual installation, titled Prismverse, in Shanghai, China for Dr.Jart+. The installation invites visitors to enter a energetic playground for the senses, as they're met with what seems to be an infinite number of geometric mirrors. Essentially, it's like walking into a giant gem.

The concept of Prismverse was inspired by the way in which light is augmented through the multi-faceted cone of a brilliant cut diamond. The use of prisms reveals the spectral nature of white light, showering the space in a feast of rainbow hues. The audience is treated to a complete sensory immersion through the use of multi-directional speakers, LED floor panels, and prismatic mirror-walls.

Scroll down to see stills of the spectacular installation, as well as a video of Prismverse in motion.

XEX’s Prismverse installation dazzles audiences with a kaleidoscopic audiovisual experience.

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Galaxies, stars, and gemstones are invoked throughout the illuminated cave-like structure.

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Check out Prismverse in action:

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Chris Cheung / XEX.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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