Beneath: a journey within
Stereoscopic 3D & 2D Projections with Live Performance
Co-Deviser, Lead Media Designer
Arizona State University, Marsten Theatre
Lead media artist of a department of nine. Beneath is a joint collaboration between the School of Film, Dance, and Theatre and the School of Earth & Space Exploration at Arizona State University. It immerses live performers and the audience within stereoscopic 3D projections by using custom software to create real-time data visualizations and artistic interpretations of the current scientific research happening within the interior of the Earth. The purpose of Beneath is:
• to create an original work of outreach and public programing that brings current scientific research to the general public in a manner that is accessible, compelling, and educational;
• to query the implications of scientific theories and technological innovation;
• to experiment with live performance in an immersive stereoscopic 3D environment;
• to educate students in cross-disciplinary collaboration;
• to explore ways that artists, scientists, and engineers can collaborate to advance research;
• to develop and expand planetarium’s media capabilities as venues for live performance, education and public outreach.
The Beneath team is designing and constructing Seismic, a new system for stereoscopic 3D flat-screen planetarium media production, control, and display that will greatly expand and amplify current capabilities of planetariums that use more traditional platforms such as Sky-Skan.
Key Creative Team:
Writer | Director | Performer: Lance Gharavi
Performer: Julie Rada
Scenic/Costume Designer: Brunella Provvidente
Sound Designer: Stephen Christensen
Software Developers: Matthew Ragan and Ian Shelanskey
Media Designers: Miwa Matreyek, Alex Oliszewski
Data visualization of current tomography data.
Visualization of S Waves.
Traditional stop motion footage depicting a cross section of the earth's interior.
Visualization of the humming earth responding to bass guitar.