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    Inspired by the wonder of childhood carnival rides, Dreamland is an immersive and interactive environment that encapsulates the energy of the Car… Read More
    Inspired by the wonder of childhood carnival rides, Dreamland is an immersive and interactive environment that encapsulates the energy of the Carnival of Mirrors. A whimsical experience of vivid colors, dazzling light and flame transport participants to the world of spectacle and the carnivalesque. Dreamland evokes not only the carnival of our collective memory, but that of our dreams: a fantastical space that stretches and warps our perspective, and shimmers and glows at the edges of our consciousness. Tranquility envelops us as we step into its shadows. From a distance, the music and sounds of the absurd beckon us like a familiar but forgotten melody. Dreamland exists as a reverie–its leisurely intoxication punctuated by ecstatic pandemonium when submerged in its interior. Dreamland is an immersive environment with a kinetic sculpture at its center. It’s an unexpected oasis that disappears and reappears on the horizon, far away from the city streets in deep playa. Its perimeter is delineated by lampposts, kaleidoscopes and large, comfortable benches that provide a space to relax and enjoy an atmosphere of revelry. As participants interact with the sculpture, they discover that they control the movement of the piece by turning a circular, central railing, which moves the arms above head, imitating the mechanics of a swing carousel. During the day, spinning the sculpture creates shifting patterns of shade and light as the sun filters through a fabric canopy. A soundscape that echoes the boardwalk and bygone carnivals fades in and out. At night, the atmosphere becomes electrified. As the spinning arms reach different velocities, the piece comes alive with fire and light. Read Less
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Dreamland is a space of otherness. An homage to one of Coney Island's first amusement parks, the immersive installation is a pastiche of places and times;  past, present and future, both familiar and exotic. A modern boardwalk with the nostalgic bounce and feel of childhood memories. A series of commissioned soundscapes wafts through the air, echoing memories that never were. With a spin of the golden ring at its center, participants create a spectacle of lights and fire. The direction and velocity of the central carousel is processed by digital systems together with input from buttons on the lampposts in order to generate complex atmospheric effects of light, color, sound and flame. The interactivity sponsors collaboration, civic community, a sense of place and of timelessness.
Shot through one of Dreamland's 3 site-glasses / kaleidescopes.