You know how very fond we are of (and are even presently part of) museum exhibitions featuring latex couture. We have also presented our alternate runway shows in art spaces and other huge areas hosting exhibits that were not necessarily just for fashion. This intersection of big gallery-like spaces, where people can safely distance themselves but still enjoy a public outing, might just be the way of the future, no matter what it is we all gather to see.
This is certainly what seems to be at the heart of the new very popular Immersive van Gogh show happening across the globe.
This 360-degree immersive showing of the famous Dutch painter’s work has already sold out in various cities, with more being added all the time. Three traveling shows from the same creators are crisscrossing across the globe, all distinct in their way, yet featuring moving images of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings projected on the walls, floors, and ceilings of warehouses and other big indoor spaces. Created by Italian digital artist Massimiliano Siccardi, Immersive van Gogh employees 60,600 frames of video, 90,000,000 pixels, and 500,000 cubic feet of projections. Attendees enjoy an hour of projections and digital installations of iconic works like Starry Night, Sunflowers, and The Bedroom. The digital animations included feature original songs by Italian composer Luca Longobardi. and VIP ticket holders can experience an additional ten-minute virtual reality section of the exhibition, what is being called ‘a day in van Gogh’s life.’
The exhibit’s producers assure guests that the VR equipment used in the VIP extra section is disinfected after each person’s use.
Because of strict social distancing guidelines, tickets are limited for each hour show, making this event that’s already hard to get tickets for even more challenging.
Tickets for the eight cities where the show is presently playing or is soon to be can be bought here.