With Spheres, the Cinema gallery invites you to dive into the cosmos

With Spheres, the Cinema gallery invites you to dive into the cosmos

Based on Eliza McNitt’s virtual reality work, which won a prize at the Venice Film Festival, the gallery of producer Anne-Dominique Toussaint offers an exhibition that focuses on the theme of space exploration and the beauty of the universe.

Enter the round of stars. And take a first step into virtual reality, with Spheres, by Eliza McNitt, produced by Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel and the French studio Atlas V. Until the end of March, the Galerie Cinéma by Anne-Dominique Toussaint offers to live this fascinating visual, tactile, acoustic experience of interplanetary space, at the borders of science and art.You must start by going down to a cellar, between the phosphorescent gray nylon hangings of astronauts, to be then propelled into space, duly helmeted and equipped with controllers to orient yourself to across the planets.

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Through is the word, because the traveler is invited to enter the interior of the stars that approach him: touch them, suddenly here you are in the middle of the waves they produce, chromatic movements and mysterious sounds. The music of the spheres is not an empty word, even if the discoveries of astrophysics gave it a different meaning than that of Pythagoras. You can interact with these sound waves: to the sound of your voice, the planets respond with musical vibrations.

“Thanks to virtual reality, I would like to make the mysteries of the universe understandable to the greatest number. I want to show that science is a language, and that it is audible to all “

Eliza McNitt

We literally find ourselves perched on the night and emptiness. Or absorbed into a black hole. Vertiginous sensations, and poetic wonder … ” Thanks to virtual reality, I would like to make the mysteries of the universe understandable to the greatest number. I want to show that science is a language, and that it is audible to all. She tells stories,” says Eliza McNitt, who designed her interstellar journey in three episodes (all lasting 45 minutes): Chorus of the Cosmos, Songs of Spacetime, and Pale Blue Dot. With commentary by Jessica Chastain, Millie Bobby Brown and Patti Smith in the original version, by Adèle Exarchopoulos, Léa Seydoux and Jane Birkin in the French version.

To return to earth smoothly, the gallery offers on the ground floor an exhibition dedicated to space exploration, including photographs by Jean-Pierre Haigneré taken from the MIR station, works by Charlotte Le Bon or Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige.

Spheres, at the Cinema gallery, 26, rue Saint-Claude, Paris III. Until February 28 and March 6-30.

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