Musician Geir Jenssen-Biosphere has been living beyond the Arctic Circle for a long time and the experience of the free space of the northern night and day landscape is reflected in his work with electronic ambient sound surfaces.
The composition of his performance gradually breaks away from earthly sounds, absorbs the sounds and commotion of space explorers to open up into cosmic imagination, incorporated abstract echoes and sound flows. The visual projection traces this journey, combining original digital animations.. The moving images projected to the casing of the cupola first shows the earthy point of view, a human look into the open night sky, uncovering constellations, light pollution, floating clouds, snowstorms as well as airplanes and rockets launching into space. The images then leave the earth-bound visual perception and let the viewer fly through a star cluster into the cosmos where perspective no longer exists, just like a realistic vision. The pulsing geometric images transform into a fluid substance that flows over the dome-shaped projection screen, opening and immersing the viewer into its centre, letting them walk to the very “edge” of the universe. At the end of the journey, the perspective shifts back to Earthlings, or to their subjective introspection. The dramaturgical line, no matter how simple, links all the components of the performance into a homogenous unit, so it is not just a formalistic play, as we know from the majority of spectacular, not story-based projections.
The symbiosis of the meditative music ambience, the image on the edge of VJing and the spherical, concaved projection give viewers a strong physical experience, more impressive and freer than what virtual realities and 3D cinema permit, simulating the state of lightness, zero gravity, vertigo, or even a hallucinatory perception from the movement through the abstract cosmic space-time.