Levi Glass

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16’ x 16’ x 10’
New Media Architecture, 2019 
VR, 2021 > https://cineorama.ca

Baptizo and Immersion: A Panoramic Perspective
by Nicola Kozicharow
In and Out of the Museum: New Destinations of the Moving Image
Issue 04, November 2021, The Garage Journal, Russia

Cineorama is an 8-channel panoramic cinema that merges architecture, cinema, and installation art to investigate perspective. The interior of the cinema allows viewers to be immersed together in a full 360-degree series of projections, effectively bringing together virtual reality and multi-linear perspective in an audience-engaged cinematic setting. The exterior presents a partial view of this 360-degree image and allows the audience to step back from the overwhelming interior view and see the image become part of an architectural façade.

Presented in Cineorama is a video titled Baptizo (to immerse), which studies the Baptistery of St. John in Florence, Italy. This structure was historically utilized in the 15th century by Filippo Brunelleschi to study and formulate his concept of linear perspective, which was a mathematic system for creating the realistic illusion of 3-dimensional depth on a 2-dimensional surface. Brunelleschi’s ideas had long-lasting effects on the history of picture making and our understanding of perspective. Similarly, the Baptistery of St. John is utilized in Cineorama to demonstrate multi-linear perspective—how many single points of perspective (shown through camera angles) can be brought together to create a realistic image and haptic experience. To this end, Cineorama imitates the 8 sides of the Baptistery of St. John and offers the ability to see differently as an opportunity to contemplate visual phenomena and confront the way we see things around us.

Review in Hysteria Magazine



Documentation of Feedorama in Bremen, Germany. A surveillance video showing the construction of the Cineorama.

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