Using a 180-degree lens, cavern ceilings were photographed while reflected light was projected onto them. To give the still photographs life they were then digitally modified, animated, and finally, presented in a 6-meter immersive inflatable dome for the exhibition space.
As industrial development continuously destroys our natural environment, the untouched caves come to represent a second chance to start over with nature. Inspired by a traditional Chinese folktale about finding a new world within a cave, the animation shows an underground world that can act as a new start for mankind. The dome experience is the most similar media presentation system to actually entering the cave.
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