The complete program of the 12th FullDome Festival will be published beginning of May 2018.
The 12th FullDome Festival Program Overview
Get an overview of what’s going to happen at the 12th Jena FullDome Festival day by day:
The Program Brochure
- Wednesday, May 23rd
7.30 pm: Opening Night with »Konzert im Dome – The Visual Music Experience«
- Thursday, May 24th
10 am: Festival program starts with talks, presentations, workshops in the morning, fulldome feature and short films (focus astronomy) in the afternoon and evening
7.30 pm: Short Film Night
11 pm: Late night special: »Soulflight @ Fulldome – 12″KID & MÍŠA live« live performance
- Friday, May 25th
10 am: Talks, presentations, workshops in the morning. Continued fulldome feature and short films (focus on science and education) in the afternoon
7.30 pm: “Students’ Night” with international student films
11 pm: Late night special: »KYMAT – real time water sound good vibration show«
- Saturday, May 26th
10 am: Talks, presentations, workshops in the morning, continued fulldome feature and short films (focus on art and entertainment) in the afternoon
7.30 pm: “JANUS Night”, Grand Festival Gala with Fulldome Award ceremony and “Janus” presenting to the winners, screening of award winning shows.
- Sunday, May 27th
11 am – 3 pm: IMERSA Day, presentations, panels and brainstorming on the development of the fulldome business and marketing.
Please note: The schedule is subject to change.
The Festival Program 2018
Evening (7.30 pm): As in he past years, the annual FullDome Festival at the Zeiss-Planetarium Jena opens with an innovative theatrical performance, combining live music, sound design and digital 360 degree projection. The audience is invited to immerse in: „Konzert im Dome – The Visual Music Experience”. Original fulldome shows, never seen or heard before, take you on a journey through the art of sonified visuals and visualized music in 360-degrees, combining digital projection and spatial sound compositions. The pieces are mostly created by students of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and Music University FRANZ LISZT Weimar, with a special contribution from the „Imaginary Landscapes“ project of sound design students from FH Dortmund in cooperation with students of ICEM at Folkwang Universität der Künste. The visual music works are combined with live acts from outstanding musicians performing under a sky of immersive visuals:
• Mukasa Wafula, PhD candidate at Franz Liszt Music University Weimar, with the African Litungu lyre and chants from Kenia
• Li PengPeng, master of the seven-string Guqin zither, with traditional music from China
• Prof. Günter Baby Sommer (Dresden), legendary percussionist improvising to live generated 360-degree-visuals by Bauhaus student Ionanis Oriwol.
The program will be introduced by Prof. Dr. Tiago de Oliveira Pinto (Franz Liszt Music University Weimar, UNESCO chair Transcultural Music Studies) and Prof. Micky Remann (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Immersive Media). The „Konzert im Dome“ is created in cooperation of HfM FRANZ LISZT Weimar and Bauhaus-Universität Weimar by invitation of the FullDome Festival.
An exhilarating and visceral film that tells the expansive story of Carriberrie-dance, song and music in Aboriginal culture. Intimate, immersive and breath-taking, this documentary showcases a stunning range of Australian locations and performances. Carriberrie was filmed to create an 8k x 4K image. A 14 minute compilation of the film will be presented.
Entwicklungen des immersiven Mediums. Das von uns entwickelte Format – das illustrierte immersive Hörspiel – scheint für die Fulldome-Szene nicht unbedeutend zu sein: Von September 2017 bis zum Zeitpunkt des Fulldome-Festivals werden mehr als 75.000 Besucher eine der Folgen erlebt haben, obwohl „Die drei ???“ nur in sieben deutschen Planetarien auf dem Spielplan stehen.
Especially important for new immersive media (fulldome, 360° etc): Storytelling roles are changing – need for rapid prototyping, experimentation, quick iteration cycles. Wow-effect is not sufficient anymore.
Maren Kiessling writes about fulldome and high frame rates in her doctoral thesis. In this session, she gives us insight in some historical facts about film projections in planetariums and other potential fulldome venues – beginning with the Cinéorama, over the “Wonder of Jena“ to Disney’s cylindrical panoramas and the fancy laser-movement in the 70s. Also, she talks about her newest research study: how the blood flow in the visual cortex is affected by high frame rate.
Afternoon: Feature Shows – Astronomy: Feature shows with topics on astronomy and space
This is a tale about two little mice Peep and Chip who wondered if anybody bites the big Moon Cheese shining in the sky? The bats didnt know the answer, neither did the Wise Owl. But luckily Peep and Chip met two astronomy-savvy robots who explained what the Moon is indeed. They told about the Moon Mares without any water or Moonfish, showed the Moon craters through the telescope. This fairy-tale is for curious kids. It helps to answer some questions about the Moon.
The American Museum of Natural History’s iconic space show Passport to the Universe takes visitors on a journey to the edge of the observable universe. Passport to the Universe features cutting-edge visualizations of the latest scientific data including updated surface maps and exploratory space missions. Accompanied by the timeless original script and music, the 2017 production presents a captivating introduction to the cosmos with unprecedented accuracy. Narrated by Tom Hanks.
Teaser of the Mars 1001 film currently in production. This film will have audiences experience the first manned mission to Mars as if it is happening today. The mission will take roughly one thousand days and fly an international crew to Mars and return them to Earth. Embark on the greatest adventure ever and unlock the secrets of the New World! Mars 1001 will be released in June 2018.
Time travel like never imagined! Explore ancient civilizations. Witness the birth of the universe. Journey to the edge of a Black Hole. In Tales of a Time Traveler, you will discover that time is not so easily defined. Time is illusive, impossible to hold. It can’t be owned. It can’t be stopped. Time travel surrounds you – from the biological clock in your brain and the changing shadows on a sundial, to the history of life on Earth. Then the story expands to the lives of stars, the time scale of the Big Bang, and the distortion of time by gravity. Narrated by David Tennant.
Take a journey to Antarctica, the frozen continent, to learn how scientists are trying to better predict how it will respond in the face of global warming. Includes stunning imagery from award-winning Antarctic New Zealand filmmaker Anthony Powell.
Have you ever wondered how a spacecraft can navigate accurately to a space station travelling at 20 times the speed of sound? EXPLORE is the latest production of Maciej Ligowski. The film presents a broad selection of science in a modern and accessible way, in a story that revolves around the ambition to colonise Mars – a topic at the forefront of current trends in space adventure films for the giant screen. High quality visuals, custom composed music, and professional narration all serve a single purpose: to enhance the audiences immersive experience.
Become a part of this unique VR project and discover yourself at the North Pole. This is the first and only 360° film that was made during an actual expedition to the geographic top of the world, 90º north latitude. It captures in amazing detail the extraordinary voyage aboard the most powerful nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world, 50 Years of Victory. This short film not only gives an opportunity to find yourself at the real North Pole but to feel how fragile the polar environment is. That we all and each of us shouldn’t forget that ice in the Arctic may disappear very soon, and we all are responsible.
The steps of contemporary cosmology are the history of challenges, which people have been chasing the stars in the: Hubble who discovered other galaxies, Lemaître who proposed the theory of the expansion of the universe, and scientists who had been solving the mysteries of universe. Having Eiichiro Komatsu, a member of WMAP, in a guide, HORIZON is a live action CG drama focusing on the latest cosmological discoveries on the space frontier through the eyes of those scientists.
An exhilarating and visceral film that tells the expansive story of Carriberrie-dance, song and music in Aboriginal culture. Beginning in the heart of the country at Uluru, actor and performer David Gulpilil guides us across Australia in a concentric, snake-like journey through time and space. We journey through traditional ceremonial dance and song, towards intrinsically contemporary and modern expressions. Intimate, immersive and breath-taking, this documentary showcases a stunning range of Australian locations and performances. From iconic ceremonial traditional dance in Uluru, through rain making and funeral songs in the desert, and out into modern hip-hop in the alleys of Sydney’s thriving urban scene before culminating in a contemporary dance performance from Australia’s Indigenous performing company, Bangarra Dance.
Thursday Night: Short Film Night and Live Performance
Early experiments in visual-music, using what we understand today as conventional formats, were joining new technologies with an explosion of innovative explorations that were transforming our perception of art. Surfing between cinema, video-art, expanded and new media forms, sound art, acoustic or electroacoustic and mixed music, visual-music started to find a place also in planetariums and other fulldome spaces, allowing new modes of expression in a time when art was reaching many different extremes. Today, visual-music and fulldome – acting together – seems to be opening the gate towards a new field where transdisciplinary research-creation would become possible, helping to dilute the borders and traditional paradigms between art, science, and technology. Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra is a composer and new media artist.
Laura Saenger ist Projektmanagerin für 360° und Virtual Reality bei der Film- und TV-Produktionsfirma TVN GROUP. Als Filmemacherin produzierte sie verschiedene Kurzfilme, die weltweit nominiert und ausgezeichnet wurden. Als studierte Kommunikationsdesignerin und Kunstwissenschaftlerin spezialisierte sie sich im Masterstudium auf Fulldome Produktionen und entwickelte im Team mit Flavio Bezerra und Eduard Tucholke UM MENINO, einen internationalen 360° Film, der 2014 mit dem Janus-Award ausgezeichnet wurde.
An outstanding highlight of the new Experimenta in Heilbronn is the Science Dome: a dome where visitors can immerse themselves in fascinating worlds. The Science Dome is the unique combination of a theatre and a 3D dome screen, the audience can expect exciting 360-degree shows from all MINT areas, star shows, 3D feature shows and music laser shows. High-quality technology and a rotating auditorium make it a special place of innovation.
Afternoon Feature Shows – Sciences and Education: Feature shows and short films primarily with topics on sciences and education
The adventures of claws and green is the first fulldome film made in Argentina. It is an animated film that tells the adventures of a lizard and a puma, who must travel to space in a space mission. The film has an educational purpose and was made for the Planetarium of the Astronomical Observatory of Córdoba.
Bot is a robot that lives in the Planetarium. He has always dreamed of traveling to space, so he is creating his own ship, and as he builds it, he is approached by Lu, a very studious ladybug who lives there. She tells him that he is not able to travel to space, that he can not take things that are the property of the Planetarium and threatens to denounce him to the authorities. Bot, ends his ship and accidentally takes off into space with both inside … What will be of our friends?
An immersive fulldome animated film in collaboration with the musical track “Stardancer’s Waltz” from Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra by Mike Mills and Robert McDuffie.
One moment a man looks curiously into the heavens, the next he has discovered the ability to traverse time and space, meld with other sentient consciousnesses and eventually speak as one, singular universal mind. But what will this universal mind discover when it finally meets its’ creator? Our retelling of seminal science fiction novel ‘Star Maker’ (Olaf Stapledon 1937) fuses a diversity of visual styles and features a specially composed score by Barry Hyde, (The Futureheads).
Brownian motion is a visual and cosmic journey, that explores how life emerges from automated processes. All animations come from the same digital noise generation system known as “fractal Brownian motion”. This abstract journey is meant to be a sensory experience, a visual contemplation.
The film explores the longstanding quest to develop spacecraft with enough power and speed to reach the stars. The film asks: What will it take to reach a newly discovered planet circling our Sun’s nearest neighbor, Proxima Centauri? Based on real science and engineering, “Faster Than Light” takes audiences on a thrilling journey into the future. Who can say how far, how fast our technology will take us?
The deep sea, the last largely unknown region of our planet, which occupies at least about 60% of the earth’s surface, includes fascinating animals. They have adapted to absolutely unusual environmental conditions. Meet the three “superheroes” of the deep sea. The project was created as part of the Hochschulwettbewerb for the Science Year.
Embark on a journey into the hidden world of coral reefs to explore some of our planet’s most diverse – and critically threatened – ecosystems. Travel the globe to explore coral reefs teeming with life and learn how scientists are racing to develop sustainable solutions to protect these vitally important ecosystems. Along the way, discover how corals live, breathe, and reproduce, supporting a quarter of all marine life and providing critical benefits to human communities in our ever-changing world.
A ride becomes a self-discovery, until one passenger disappears. He leaves his mysterious suitcase next to four wranglers. A pregnant student, a cello player without talent, a resigned magician and the bearish driver struggle with other issues. Five desperate, five destinies, one destination. And a few “bollos” (sweets). Featuring Olaf Krätke, Alexandra Schiller, Carsten Faseler, Ann-Kathrin Hinz and Thomas Giegerich.
Dreamsymbiosis takes you on a journey into the world of dreams – a visual sound experience where the borders of reality and dream merge seamlessly. We are exploring visions of a daydream, a nightmare and an ordinary nightdream.
Friday Night: Students’ Night and Live Performance
Go in instead of look at – Allan Kaprow’s idea has been the leitmotif of the Immersion programme of Berliner Festspiele conceived over several years. Since 2016 we have presented works in this series that often occupy territory on the borders between exhibition and performance. For the programme series “The New Infinity”, we will join forces with Planetarium Hamburg from 2018 to 2020 to produce new artistic works for digital fulldome systems. For “The New Infinity”, we will place the Planetarium’s Kuppelraum (domed hall) at the disposal of artists as a space of facilitation, where they can use the digital audio and video equipment for the creation of new artistic works. In the autumn of 2018, we will bring these artistic productions to Berlin’s public spaces for the first time, using mobile dome architecture. This talk will give an overview of current and future virtual reality and fulldome productions that we have been developing together with artists since 2016.
Ein Programm, durch das man ähnlich wie bei einem Videospiel navigieren kann. Es gibt mehrere Timelines, da das Material vom Rezipienten destruktiv mit seiner Blickwahl konstruiert wird.
Afternoon Feature shows – Special topics and Entertainment: Feature shows and short films primarily with topics on sciences and education
Skylark is an audiovisual experience about geometric pattern, moiré effect and movements produce by mathematics formulas. In this permanent generated world, the viewer – like a “skylark” bird’s – have the sensation to escape of the multiple oppresives jails, tunnels and linear variations of convolutions.
The mythical music poem by Wolfram Eicke and Hans Niehaus is already an acoustically impressive sound experience. Conceptualized, designed and animated by Tobias Wiethoff, a magical music theatre unfolds under the star dome of the planetarium, with numerous well-known actors such as Uwe Ochsenknecht, Nina Hagen, Annett Louisan, Joachim Witt, Stefan Gwildis and Rolf Zuckowski lending their voices to the characters.
The piece is a collaboration of cultures and technology. A snapshot into the constant cycle of transition and change. Four dancers move from industrial landscapes to coastal landscapes, in South Wales, Delhi and Goa. The piece highlights the similarities these two countries share, and the changing relationship as India supports Wales with its industrial might. The ritualised movements of dance in a 360º immersive environment conjure feelings of something much older than civilisation. A connection to the unrelenting cycle of creation, being harnessed through motion.
The Planets 360 Experience offers an extension to Holsts original creative vision and compliments that original intent with a set of new and contemporised musical compositions, each with a bespoke immersive film to accompany each Planet in the movement. Each of Modern Planets films have been directly inspired by the conflation of the original Holst score and the modern reinterpreted compositions, allowing an unfettered, abstract aesthetic to emerge in the modern re-envisionings.
The intention of Mesmerica is to stop time (James Hood). Mesmerica is a visual music journey that brings the mesmerizing music of award-winning composer and percussionist, James Hood together with visually-hypnotic animated 3D art to create an immersive experience designed to transcend time, and relax, sooth, and also stimulate your mind and senses The soundtrack features James performing on the unique and magical instrument called the hang.
Launched at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in May 2017, Kyma transports audiences into a 360° allegorical tale of how our universe – and all of us ― are composed of waves. From music to light, from the smallest particle to vast galaxies, Kyma is a voyage through the wavelength of life, combining artists, musicians and acrobats in a stunning immersive show.
A beetle, a bee, a mosquito and a snail race over a course of obstacles and try to outwit each other to be first to cross the finish line. Who will prevail to take the ultimate prize – a discarded slice of birthday cake?
The JANUS Night: Festival Gala with Award Ceremony
IMERSA Day: Presentations, Panels and Brainstorming