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Why Panorama Is Pushing The Boundaries Of Music Festival Culture

Panorama announced details about the art-technology hub that will live in the center of the new music festival, THE LAB. As a larger than life art installation, THE LAB will be home to a collaboration of technology, artistry, and design creating an interactive playground for adults.

With seven art installations and a massive 360 virtual reality theater THE LAB is a creation exclusively by New York artists for the community. This innovative installment of art, tech, and design will meld with a jam packed lineup of music to establish the opening of this modern-day World’s Fair of contemporary culture.

Panorama will be this weekend, July 22-24 on Randall’s Island. Check below for the line-up and art installation descriptions.

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Art Installation Descriptions:

  •     Cotton Candy Theremin created by Emilie Baltz & Philip Sierzega, Creative Coding by Charlie Whitney and Audio by Antfood.

o      DESCRIPTION: The Cotton Candy Theremin is an interactive performance piece that remixes the interface of making cotton candy by transforming it into a multi-sensory orchestration. By spinning a cotton candy cone over wisps of candy floss, festival goers trigger sounds and visuals that transform a Cotton Candy Machine into an instrument for play.

  •     Visceral Recess created by Future Wife

o      DESCRIPTION: A highly-responsive playground for festival goers, this inflatable structure encourages bouncing, hugging, rolling, and squeezing to create a unique auditory and visual environment that encourages its inhabitants to become more familiar with their intrinsic selves.

  •     Hyper Thread created by Dave & Gabe

o      DESCRIPTION: Hyper Thread is a large-scale interactive sonic experience that invites the audience to explore, manipulate, and create sounds in real time through tactile engagement. Via a series of silk cocoons inside of a larger undulating silk envelope, tension and movement of the audience are translated into various components of the 3D soundscape and immersive lighting environment.

  •     Infinite Wall created by Gabriel Pulecio AKA Lustix

o      DESCRIPTION: Infinite Wall is an interactive installation consisting of mirrors, lights, and sounds that responds to an individual’s presence. Equipped with a motion sensor, the sculpture can capture the position of one or more festival goers and trigger a ripple in time resulting in an ever changing visual and auditory environment.

  •     Giant Gestures created by Mountain Gods

o      DESCRIPTION: The small finger gestures that we use to operate our mobile devices suddenly becomes supersized body language movements through the Giant Gestures installation. Here, festival goers will be given the opportunity to manipulate an oversized touch sensitive screen through the use of giant props. Tapping, swiping, and playing mini games takes on a new personality as simple micro gestures are reinterpreted for the human body.

  •     The Art of Pinball created by Red Paper Heart

o      DESCRIPTION: The Art of Pinball reimagines the experience of a vintage pinball machine, into a tool of digital art performance.  The delightful clicks, hums, and whirs of a mechanical machine are all grounded in real tactile sensation.  The installation imagines the world around these tactile responses and explores what it means to turn pinball into an instrument of performance.  As festival goers play the game, visuals appear to emanate from the machine itself and rise above into dynamic compositions.  A player's actions become larger than life, turning a mere game into something to behold.

  •     Reflection Study created by Zachary Lieberman

o      DESCRIPTION: Reflection Study is based on a series of software explorations of how light reflects and refracts and the various patterns like caustics which emerge. A special light table will be created to allow the festival goers to interact, explore, and create with light and shadow in a playful and exploratory way.

Written by Caroline L