Nowhere, Somwhere

Regina Vetka

“Nowhere, Somewhere” is an immersive experience that brings the user on a journey into the illusion of being nowhere, in the middle of somewhere.


Space is finite. We live in cities, enter buildings, apartments, and rooms going evermore into smaller and smaller spaces progressively into more and more synthetic ordered spaces. What if you went in, but entered into something expansive and natural? “Nowhere, Somewhere” aims to be an immersive outdoor space, indoors, that takes the user on a journey to the middle of nowhere, in the middle of somewhere. Enter, explore, interact, be nowhere, somewhere.

Enter Nowhere, Somewhere by crawling through a small space on the floor and entering an infinite space in the middle of a forest. Experience 24 hours of time in a vast forest in 1 minute and a half, without ever leaving 5×5 feet of a building in the middle of Manhattan. You can disappear to nowhere, in the vast expanse of somewhere.

This is accomplished through back projecting onto a standing shower tent, using two projectors, Isadora software, immersive sound and projection mapping. This project creates the illusion of being in a place of infinite space for a long period of time, when in reality they are in a confined area for a brief passing moment.


Nothing: Creating Illusions