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TOPIC: Dreams of Dali

Dreams of Dali 20 Mar 2016 17:59 #9224

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This week I found out about very interesting art project, which brings the viewer to surrealistic world. The project is called “Dreams of Dali,” and it is created by The DALI Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Along with Disney as partners, they have created 3D videos that allow their viewers to literally “walk” into the picture – you can see the depicted objects as they are real. The idea behind the creation of that virtual experience is to make the viewers interested in Dali’s paintings but not able to attend the museum, to enjoy his art online.
Watching to that five-minute video left me with some feeling of confusion, which is very typical for any of Dali’s art I observe. The video is accompanied by mysterious sound, which makes the surrealist world, and more specifically the walk in the desert very unwelcoming, and even a little bit scary. I have noticed that at 3min10sec of the video, the focus of the camera switches from the scary outside space to the inside area of a tower that looks abandoned at first, but then one hears very cheerful music coming from inside, and on the inside there is a bright and colorful spirit that sits in a Buddhist meditation position. For a moment that brings calmness to the viewer, but then the video frame goes back to the outside world, which remains cold and frightening.
I find the idea very untraditional and contemporary (or I should say I recognized it as Dali in modern times). I like the fact that the museum is incorporating technology into art, and bringing it to the viewers that are not willing to experience art in person on a first place. Such an idea is also beneficial for observers like me, who always wondered what would the feeling be, if I am able to walk into any Dali’s picture.

You can see the video below.
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Dreams of Dali 29 May 2016 22:33 #9988

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Wow! This was a very interesting video. I'm a big fan of Dali art, so watching it was a little surreal (no pun intended) and exciting. There is definitely a wide range of emotions it takes you through, but I found myself staying consistently uncomfortable for most of it. Techonlogy and art coming together is still kind of a new thing for a lot of people, so something like a 360 video is a new experience. Combined with art reminiscent and borrowed from Dali, it makes for a very interesting experience. I enjoyed watching the video because it felt like something I'd never really seen before, so I look forward to future art pieces that employ the same type of style.
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