Stereopolis is an interactive installation for visual exploration. It consists of an immersive experience projected onto a circular glass screen, that visitors can interact with using a regular video-game controller. It features a 360° perception that creates a surprising distortion of elegant, colorful and kaleidoscopic visuals.
Through this unusual sight, the visitors can explore many different worlds. Each of these worlds has its own visual style and hides some mysteries, some allegoric patterns hidden in plain sight: anamorphoses which reveal themself only when seen from the right angle. Finding these view points will allow to access others worlds, slowly unravelling the whole structure of Sterepolis universe.
Stereopolis is an attempt at orchestrating a set of densly textured, metamorphic, and vivid worlds. The very unique architecture of each space results from specific digital processes in accordance to animated graphic patterns.
These different worlds are composed together as a whole, being mapped around a dodecahedron where each vertex is one of these worlds. The resulting universe resonnates as an elegy to the beauty of mathematics, illustrating the very nature of this material: a computer simulation.
The constrast between the 360° imagery and the flat surface creates an unusual distortion of space that might be mind-bending to the viewer. Moreover, the particular grain of the frosted glass is unusual: neither pixels, nor CRT screen, the support of the projection itself adds to the feeling of diving into an unknown world.
Often, people first try to figure out the basics of space and movements through this specific distortion. Later on, once used to this new sight, they become visual explorers, and then, pattern hunters: looking for anamorphoses, patterns that can be seen from only one, right angle.
Artist: Ben Vedrenne / GLKT (design, construction, development)
Music: Sterepolis includes music by DunJin, Lee Roosevere & The Atlas Room.
Made of: Video game projected onto a circular frosted glass screen, screen support, video-game controller.