As for content, Deep Space is unlimited. It can take visitors to any conceivable place, on Earth and beyond. You can watch a thrilling downhill run on Austria’s world-famous Streif from a ski racer’s perspective—don your 3D glasses and off you go! Gigapixel images give you an ultra-close-up look at art treasures from the world’s great churches and museums—from the Kefermarkt Winged Altar to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. On Deep Space’s jumbo projection surfaces, works of media art such as prizewinning animated films singled out for recognition by the Prix Ars Electronica can impart their consummate visual fascination and transport spectators into futuristic, abstract, fairy-tale domains. Ever since time-lapse photography was first used in the late 19th century, viewers have been enthralled by this filmmaking technique and the amazing way its highly accelerated tempo sheds new light on things that occur in our world.
With its jumbo-format wall & floor projections and built-in laser tracking system, Deep Space 8K presents challenging infrastructure to media artists. As they go about adapting existing works and, above all, designing installations custom-made for this space, they’re entering artistic terra incognita. The position of visitors amidst the projection surface and participation by them call for a well-thought-out aesthetic composition and concepts for the resulting dynamics. The Deep Space is also the ideal platform when it comes to current media art: Here you can watch excellent animation of the international media art competition Prix Ars Electronica.