Welcome to the interactive virtual reality version of Cineorama and related experiments
The following VR website documents the physical new media project Cineorama— a wooden 8-channel, panoramic cinema—as well as a series of embedded multi-channel videos including the feature video Baptizo. This
website was created with A-Frame, a web framework for building VR experiences.
to this emerging technology,
please note that iOS devices are currently
incompatible with the <videospheres> utilized in this site: Computers,
Android, or Oculus devices are recommended at this time. Please enjoy any other
papercuts you may encounter.
Some videos contain sequences of quick, rotating edits that
may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photo
"...A hut-like wooden structure built by
Glass in 2019, Cineorama is a 10’ tall panoramic cinema, which projects
the eight-channel video Baptizo (‘to immerse’ in Latin) in 360° on
interior and exterior screens embedded in the architecture. The 8’11”video
immerses the audience in a tourist encounter with the façade of the Baptistery
of Saint John in Florence (1059-1128). Tourist footage, which is shot from
various viewpoints, elevations, and camera angles, gives the viewer a sensation
of being ‘transported’ to Florence, but never forms a perfect optical and
spatial illusion of the building. Through Glass’s radical and highly tactile
approach to cinematic construction, the singular viewpoint of linear
perspective is multiplied and fragmented, and crisp, rhythmic splicing of the
geometric marble façade presents moments of complete abstraction."*
a marvelous essay, ‘Baptizo and Immersion: A Panoramic Perspective,’ by Dr Nicola KozicharowEssay
Continue to the online version
Cineorama draws on research supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and British Columbia Council for the Arts.
Cineorama is also the result of numerous supportive colleagues, friends, and family, whom without this project could not have been completed. A big thanks specifically to: Pete Centis, Stephen Hsiao, Robb Glass, Jordan Hill, Jake Hrubizna, Katie Brown and everyone at the Kamloops Art Gallery for their support in the installation of the Cineorama at Luminocity.
Feedorama is a POV video chronicling the construction, documentation, and dissemination of Cineorama.
The video shows the production of the work of art as in itself an aesthetic experience and positions art production as an inherently performative act. The video production is ongoing and enlists handheld and surveillance style documentation to record the production that has occurred from Victoria, BC to Bremen, Germany.
This version shows Feedorama exhibited at 6 locations as part of Truck Thingy, Hochschultage, HFK, Bremen, Germany.
Filmed by Levi Glass
Audio by Thomas Keiser (mixed with video soundtrack)
Andenken is an immersive video focusing on the political mediation between idealized images and kitsch objects documented in Berlin shop displays. The objects depicted are symbols of ideology encapsulating the commodification of political conflict.
Filmed by Levi Glass & Frederic Duval