Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – While one may not have a life of outer space travel, this art project, which recently appeared in Dubai, wanted to give the audience a chance to do so. a test trip of what it might have been like.
and explore the gallery “COSMODREAMS” (Dreams of the Universe) The effects of technological progress on our lives and our environment, where the Russian artist Marina Fedorova Combining traditional art and digital technologies to bring art closer to a wider audience.
COSMODREAMS not only consists of a series of large-scale paintings and full-size sculptures, but also includes a unique environment for augmented and virtual reality, as well as video art that takes the viewer on a diving journey into this unique world .
This immersive and engaging experience reveals the artist’s perception of various aspects of cosmic space, as well as conveys a deeply personal experience of the universe, its beauty, complexity and eternity.
In an interview with CNN in Arabic, Fedorova explained that the project aims to provide a comprehensive experience for a wider audience by creating a visually fascinating and visually appealing world.
“Cosmodreams is a very special project, it allows visitors to dive into a fantasy world around space,” she said.
She added, “Since we can not travel in outer space as if we were going somewhere else for vacation, I want to let the public experience how it can be,” explaining that “the complexity of space is beyond human comprehension, and it he can not help but think and admire it. ” .
“In my works, I explore the beauty of outer space, as well as the role of technological progress in our lives, and its impact on our planet, and reflect on the legacy we will leave for future generations,” Fedorova said.
Fedorova stressed that the project “Dreams of the Universe” deals with everyone’s private inner space, namely the courage it takes to dream and embrace new challenges.
“I would like to inspire people to help them dream and have new experiences,” Fedorova stressed.
“I hope it will push people to think about our future world and address the idea of our original unity and cooperation with nature, environmental responsibility and the pollution of our beautiful planet,” she added.
One of the big problems that Fedorova raises with her artistic project is the lack of personal contact, the replacement of real relationships, friendships and feelings with virtual ones, which may indicate a future problem, the isolation of people.
In Fedorova’s view, digital art, especially virtual reality formats, offers new opportunities for self-expression by combining a rich interactive experience with the work of art.
The exhibition included a film projection on a large LED screen, which led viewers to discover the Museum of the Moon in space.
Thinking about a film explaining her project, Fedorova was asked: “What if … we succeeded in exploring space and the moon became a cultural site for planet Earth, waiting for an introductory museum for travelers to space, whose other destination was the Earth? “
The artist, who lives in the German city of Munich, envisions this museum offering an opportunity to see the history of earthlings, presenting the four elements – earth, water, fire and air, and displaying paintings dedicated to the beauty of planet Earth and the centuries. the first of the space age.
She explained that then years pass and the moon and museum are abandoned and forgotten, only to be discovered in the distant future by an occasional space traveler exploring museums and discovering new planets, she said.
Fedorova noted the difference of the method by offering touch panels, which allow viewers to interact with the visual elements on the screen and watch the stories behind their panels unfold.
In general, touch screen technologies are changing the audience from viewer to participant, opening up new opportunities for immersive experiences, Fedorova explained.
Each painting featured a VR scenario that could be viewed through the COSMODREAMS “Art in AR” mobile app, which was developed specifically for the project, allowing the line between real life and augmented reality to be practically blurred, allowing everyone to enter in a wonderful new world.
As for the project’s connection to Dubai, Fedorova said: “When I think of Dubai, one of the project’s slogans comes to mind: The future is not a dream – the future is now.” She describes it as “an amazing futuristic city”.
She noted that this year ‘s Art Dubai exhibition introduced the theme of digital art, which fully corresponds to some aspects of the “Cosmodreams” project.
“I was honored to be part of this event and to present all the digital components of my project, I gained valuable knowledge on how to make the component exposure for future exhibitions even more exciting,” she added.
The augmented reality scenarios of Fedorova’s project were of great interest to people of all ages and backgrounds who wanted fresh impressions and an immersive experience, she said.
“I was interested in the comments I get from all the visitors and owners of other galleries participating in the exhibition,” she said, adding, “It was exciting to see them discover each work of art side by side.”
It is worth noting that the exhibition “Cosmodreams” was held during the fifteenth edition of “Art Dubai” in Madinat Jumeirah from 11 to 13 March last year.