are not abstract entities, they have character, they have
fields, they exude a presence. "Lost in place" has a
different meaning to "lost in space." Places are inhabited spaces of
any number and type of dimensions.
is modal, whereas space
is scalar. Places are enclosing, concave, coherence; they are exhibit
entity, existence, exude ontological affirmation: aural places, visual
places, tactile places, public and private places, mental places,
polyperceptual places. Internal places, environments, sound-fields,
In geometry, a geodesic is the shortest arc joining two points on a
Immersive Polymedia Event Spaces)
:= FEEDBACK(ITERATE(MODULATING(SPACE, FIELD)))
the last 1980's, The polymedia performace group Floating Exceptions
(David Worrall, Stuart Ramsden, Virginia Read, Andrew Bernard,
Susan Reid, Andrew Smith and Kimmo Vennonen) created Dome 1,
the portable performance space shown below. Floating Exceptions toured
with it to stage their polymodal works in sound and image, as
performances and installations.
Following this space Worrall produced a much more minmal portable space
and, with Stephen Duke, Dean Golja and Josh Chaffey, produced Dome 2
which was first used for the large scale polymedia work Alien Garden
for the Floriade festival in 2003.
hemisphere in galvanised steel and kevlar
performance space, photographed at night from the top of the Seymour
constructed in 1988 as a portable touring concert space, this
heavy-duty dome toured to many Austrlian cities. It was designed
specifically to enable heavy objects such as loudspeakers, acrobatic
swings, projection screens etc to be suspended from the inside. It
takes about 10 people a day to erect, less to dismantle.
icosahedral hemisphere, class I method II.
radius: 7 metres (22 feet).
heat-welded scolloped Polymar 6505 suspended from the frame by means of
a custom double spring suspension system.
||Block and tackle.
people x 1 day. Can be transported in a 1.5 x 2 metre (6 x 8 feet)
system, 5 projector screen display.
150-200 people, depending on configuration.