Inspired by the first collaboration among the international science community to witness the celestial transit of Venus in 1761, Lynette Wallworth’s visually stunning Coral: Rekindling Venus is an augmented-reality and full-dome planetarium presentation designed to nurture an emotional connection between a global audience and the planet’s endangered coral reefs. Presented in a 10-seat planetarium at New Frontier, Coral: Rekindling Venus will also be shown in Salt Lake City’s Clark Planetarium, New York City’s Hayden Planetarium, and numerous planetariums across the nation. This epic project features original deep-sea photography, augmented-reality artwork, and music by Antony and the Johnsons. - S. F.
About the Director
Wallworth’s installation is intimately affecting, yet deals with issues that pertain to the universal community at large—extracting beautiful, awe-inspiring brightness from the dark depths of the sea and of the most distant outer space.
Lupe Nunez-Fernandez, Saatchi Gallery Online
Lynette Wallworth is an Australian artist whose immersive video installations reflect the connections between people and the natural world. Always experimenting with the newest technologies, she possesses a startling ability to build a sense of community and compassion with these tools. Her work celebrates beauty, revelation, and wonder.
THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL IS ONE PROGRAM OF SUNDANCE INSTITUTE, A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT
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