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Mesmerized Visitors Sit in a Spectacular Whirlwind Chamber

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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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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