MORPHOS Immersive Video Dome Art • Los Angeles

Vortex Immersion Media and the c3: Center for Conscious Creativity invite you to MORPHOS, a one night immersive video experience featuring the world premiere of new experimental immersive and interactive video art in the Vortex LA Dome. MORPHOS will take the audience on unique immersive audio visual journeys, ranging from cultural amalgams of human past, present and future to interactive performance and poetic underwater expressions of dolphins and whales. The event will take place on the L.A. Center Studios campus on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

“Inner Voices” by Martin Kusch

MORPHOS Media Page

MORPHOS will highlight the work of five artist-in-residence in addition to a reel of international fulldome artwork curated by Ethan Bach. MORPHOS is a collaboration between Vortex Immersion Media, Bach Multimedia, and c3 as a way to expand visual arts into the immersive dome. Vortex is one of the first domes in the world to house software allowing artists to expand on the immersive experience through easy playback, interactivity, and audience generative art.

Artists in Residence include; Ganesh Rao, duo Marina Masic and Jakob LeBaron, Lawrence Curtis and Torie Zalben. Each artist will work in the dome for the month of June to create their work.



Ganesh Rao’s work is a collective narrative through an interactive audio visual performance using a generative system and has themed his work from mythological narratives and scriptures of eastern and oriental cultures.




Marina Masic and Jakob LeBaron’s work is a multi sensory environment to cultivate media installations to be used in conjunctive therapy sessions to address deficits and traumas.




Lawrence Curtis’ work is live action footage exposing a unique experience of how whales and dolphins live in an acoustic, aquatic world.





Torie Zalben creates worlds exploring a dreamer ‘s various conscious states through a digital mashup of live action and animation.



Artists whose work will be shown as part of the reel include: Martin Kusch, “Inner Voices”; Russosky, “Maelström”, Claudia Cumbie-Jones and Lance Ford Jones , “Gulfstream”; Alban Low, “Ping Pong Paranoia”; David Fodel, “Nimitta”; Chiara Passa, “Tales from Space” ;and David Colagiovianni, “Charting a Course”.

MORPHOS will transport the audience from underwater swimming with dolphins, to abstract visuals and interactive performance. Then dome may never be the same.  MORPHOS will take place at The Vortex LA Dome on the LA Center Studios campus on Friday, June 27 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Tickets are on sale for MORPHOS at Eventbrite. Price $25.




The Vortex Dome LA is a state of the art facility located at the heart of LA Center Studios in downtown Los Angeles. The dome is 50 feet in diameter with a multi projector system displaying a 3k seamless image. Vortex’s custom built software allows for on the fly slicing for drag and drop playing of dome masters, real time video mixing, multi image display, and external sensor integration for interactive works. Vortex Immersion Media specializes in the production and design of immersive, interactive, experiential themed entertainment and immersive fulldome content creation and installations.

The c3: Center for Conscious Creativity is a 501c3 arts and education organization whose mission is to “Create a better future through arts and media.  The c3 supports artists creating projects in traditional and emerging media formats with themes related to their mission.

Ethan Bach, Curator of MORPHOS and Creative Director at Vortex Immersion Media. Bach fuses art and digital domes through creating opportunities and assists artists in understanding the medium. For several years, Bach has run artist-in-residence programs in Santa Fe and curated shows for domes in Santa Fe, Los Angeles, and Denver. His shows have participated at International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), the New Media Caucus and Currents Santa Fe International New Media Festival.








One comment on “MORPHOS Immersive Video Dome Art • Los Angeles

  1. This current crop of films use sound recordings taken from the simulated mental health ward itself as its inspiration. The first film features both the voice of role-player Lindsay Shepherd and a soundtrack by experimental improvisation trio Toy Rokit. The film, Ping Pong Paranoia, explores the ever increasing anxiety and feeling of claustrophobia felt by the paranoid patient Sandra as she voices her concerns about being stuck on the ward. Link here to the Morphos website and information.

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