Journey to the center of the earth

Lundahl & Seitl © Ingeborg Oyen Thorsland

“For the first time in history, we have created an artwork with which people can experience their relationship to the movement of celestial bodies." — Lundahl & Seitl

 Unknown Cloud uses a smartphone app to create an interaction between a person’s immediate environment, their physical movements, the rotation of the earth and the relative positions of celestial bodies in the solar system.

Participants will physically experience the movement of earth through space : something that is happening around us all the time, but is never normally experienced. Unknown Cloud is a multi-sensory immersive artwork that combines narrative, audio instruction, choreography and 3D sound. It will involve large audiences in an interplay between physical and virtual space, traditional and social media.

Unknown Cloud is active at a particular place within a narrow time window, like a solar eclipse. Participants can track its movements on an online weather map and arrive at its location like a flashmob : at a park, a square, or a hill over the city. The starting point for the work is humanity’s ability to collaborate in large groups, to bond over a shared belief in fictional objects. It explores the ability of art to act as a tool for personal and social change.