Nemo Observatorium is a spectacular whirlwind chamber by artist Lawrence Malstaf that allows visitors to sit in the center of a styrofoam storm. The tiny white beads circle furiously around the centric sitter like an abstract performance mimicking nature. Participants are given an opportunity to be at the center of a unique audiovisual experience within a cylindrical PVC tank.
The project states: “Spectacular at first sight, this installation turns out to mesmerise like a kind of meditation machine. One can follow the seemingly cyclic patterns, focus on the different layers of 3D pixels or listen to its waterfall sound. One could call it a training device, challenging the visitor to stay centred and find peace in a fast changing environment. After a while the space seems to expand and one?s sense of time deludes.”
Photo credit: Samuel Huron
Lawrence Malstaf on F17
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