Sydney, 4 December 2021 - 30 January 2022
Wonderdome is a thrilling 360˚ extrasensory cinematic experience, happening in an all-white pop-up geodesic dome at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, Sydney. A new kind of virtual reality (VR), it’s an experience that doesn’t require the use of goggles and, thus, is something people can take part in collectively rather than individually. Featured at the Coachella and Burning Man music festivals in the USA (it would be great to hold a dance party in the ‘igloo’), it’s now accessible to the citizens of Sydney and New South Wales during the summer holidays.
Developed and refined over a period of 20 years, a variety of short films are shown by an array of twelve projectors that propel the images in ‘true’ 360˚, whereas previous versions have used projectors that overlap the images. Now, it’s all seamless and, at times, so hyperreal it’s almost like 3D. The films encompass themes covering art, film, music and science, using documentary and abstract images and, of course, accompanied by terrific music and soundscapes. Some of the titles on show include:
- Coral: Rekindling Venus by Emmy Award-winning Australian filmmaker Lynette Wallworth;
- Samskara, an art film based on ancient Vedic tales and Sanskrit mantras that has been described as “a journey through consciousness”;
- Flying Monsters, a look at the phenomenon of flying dinosaurs, narrated by David Attenborough;
- Dynamic Earth, an examination of the global climate, narrated by Liam Neeson;
- and many more. Check the Wonderdome website below for details and screening dates.
A treat for all the family, regardless of age, Wonderdome is an immersive cinema experience that should not be missed. Click here for further information – Wonderdome.