The Berliner Festspiele’s programme “The New Infinity” explores planetariums as the galleries of the future and has commissioned a series of works by contemporary artists since 2017 that have been presented in planetariums and fulldome festivals around the world. After previous years’ programmes attracted almost 40,000 visitors to our mobile dome on the Mariannenplatz, this year’s edition will be held for the first time in the Zeiss-Großplanetarium.
To open the new edition on 11 September, we will present the world premiere of Caterina Barbieri and Ruben Spini’s audio-visual show “Aurora Wounds”. In addition to the new venue, we will also present a new strand of programming that adapts classic avant-garde films of “visual music” for the domed space, opening with the meditative, northern lights-like colour symphonies of Thomas Wilfred.
The program is completed with works by Jan Kounen and Joanie Lemercier and a retrospective of selected films created as part of “The New Infinity” 2018 and 2019, which will include works by David OReilly, Agniezka Polska, Robert Lippok and Lucas Gutierrez, and also by Fatima Al Qadiri and Transforma.