25 au 29 Mar 2014
Presented in collaboration with the FIFA festival and Printemps numérique, Escher’s Universe, an immersive movie, is based on the life and work of illustrator and engraver Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898 - 1972). For the first time on camera, Escher is seen playing with mathematics, astronomy, optics, crystallography and geometry to artfully explain very complex cosmological concepts.
The show takes us straight into the heart of the artist’s studio and his most emblematic works. This intimate and poignant place provides exclusive access to Escher’s singular universe and his touching ways of blending science and art together. Forms, 3D models, double worlds, unreal buildings and impossible continuities illustrate his everlasting quest for knowledge.
Produced by Parque de las Ciencias (Granada), developed by El Exilio and presented in collaboration with the FIFA festival.
From March 25 to 28 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m March 29 at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Satosphere (3st floor) Immersive movie : 15 $ - fees included
About Maurits Cornelis Escher
Dutch artist Escher is famous for his xylograving works, lithographs and mezzotintos for which he mostly finds his inspiration in mathematics. For him, this science enables impossible constructions, and exploration of the infinite with landscapes and a combination of motifs that gradually transform into totally different shapes altogether.
About the Satosphere
The very first permanent immersive modular theatre, dedicated to artistic creation and visualisation activities, this dome is 18 metres in diameter and 11.5 to 13m high and forms a 360-degree spherical projection screen equipped with157 speakers and 8 video projectors.
The Satosphere is a new instrument for the creation of tangible, inclusive and immersive experiences, placing the audience at the very heart of the audio-visual experience.