Medial Scenography: Glaciers
by Adam Robbert
Medial scenography uses 360° shots filmed in high resolution to project an immersive visual environment generated by several projectors in an enclosed area. The latest version of this ongoing media project (curated by German group Tamschick Media+Space) is shown in the video above. It’s a strange testament to the even stranger fact that we seem to be getting better at visualizing and representing large ecological spaces at the very moment that those ecological spaces are ceasing to exist. There’s a sort of celebratory nostalgia that likes to accompany the death of ecological worlds, and it’s one that likes to talk about the importance of immersion in the context of the most abstract of spaces. I doubt the glaciers seem as real to polar bears.