Swarming Gallery - site-specific mixed-reality installation

In the frame of:   In the Kitchen - Visionen der Medienkunst 10 / Vienna Art Week 2021   Opening November 5, 2021 - 19:00 Medienwerkstatt Wien Vienna (AT) Duration November 5-22, 2021 - Mon/Fri/Sat 14:00-18:00

At Play - interactive audiovisual installation

In the frame of:

CULTURER - Culture Trois-Rivères


December 4, 2021 - February 13, 2022 (12h-17h)

Espace Pauline-Julien

Trois-Rivères (CA)

Future Room

participative fulldome installation


A metaphor for a prediction machine. Inside a dome, thirteen information clouds on the future of digital society are accessible to the public through voice recognition interaction.

“The future is what you make of it! We cannot foresee the future, but we can shape it.” According to this motto, the Future Room provides thought and visions for the future. It is a virtual knowledge space that shows us imagined futures in which visitors can interact via a voice recognition system. The work takes the form of thirteen information clouds visualized in an immersive dome environment. Visitors are invited to choose one of the themes by speaking into a microphone. This sets off the screening corresponding to their choice: Artificial Intelligence, Education, Energy, Evolution, Finance, Genome Editing/ CripsR, Information, Quantum Physics, Migration, Politics, Religion, Urbanisation or Work. Encapsulated in a cloud of information, the future will only be visible where we strive to imagine it. The Future Room is a participative fulldome installation. Metaphor for a predicting machine, it displays a set of questions, pieces of information, and visions of the near future of our society. The Future Room is both utopia and dystopia.




Artistic concept: Martin Kusch, Ruth Schnell
Artistic direction: Martin Kusch
3D-Visualization: Johannes Hucek, Martin Kusch, Malte Niedringhaus
3D-Modelling and Animation: Malte Niedringhaus
Digital voices composition: Alexandre St-Onge, Marie-Claude Poulin
Choreography: Marie-Claude Poulin
Programming: Johannes Hucek
Sound wave and ambisonic programming: Patrik Lechner
Collaboration: Laurus Edelbacher


Gerald Bast, Peter Weibel


SAVATAP, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

With the support of:

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec,
Canada Council for the Arts

Exhibitions / Shows

2019 Openings festival, Vienna / AT

2019 Understanding Art & Research, UCLA, Los Angeles / USA

2018 Understanding Art & Research, Museum for Applied Arts, Vienna / AT

2018 Understanding Art & Research, NTU, Singapore / SG

2018 Society for Arts and Technology, Montreal / CA