Sun / Michael König, photo: Ars Electronica / Robert Bauernhansl

Deep Space 8K: Gigapixels und 8K

Deep Space 8K is the space in which high-resolution gigapixel images and breathtaking panoramic images can best unfold their fascination.

Ever since time-lapse photography was first used in the late 19th century, viewers have been enthralled by this filmmaking technique and the amazing way its highly accelerated tempo sheds new light on things that occur in our world. Cameras that can be set to take shots at intervals ranging from a few minutes to several days capture visual phenomena played out far beyond our conventional time horizon. Combining these highly detailed, fast-forward motion pictures with the extraordinarily high degree of resolution in Deep Space 8K opens our eyes to everyday events that we’ve never seen in this form before.

  • Egon Schiele – a closer look at Trude Engel

    Egon Schiele – a closer look at Trude Engel

    Learn exciting stories about the creation of the portrait of the dentist’s daughter and discover in this gigapixel photo what is behind the portrait.

  • In2white – Mont Blanc largest panoramic image

    In2white – Mont Blanc largest panoramic image

    Great events deserve correspondingly big stages, all the more so when the embodiment of an event has the dizzy height of the Mont Blanc.

  • Inside Bruegel

    Inside Bruegel

    2019 marked the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the outstanding painter of the Dutch Renaissance.

  • Rio 10K

    Rio 10K

    American photographer Joe Capra (aka Scientifantastic) specializes in time-lapse photography in the ultra-high-resolution range of 4K to 10K.

  • Sun


    The star at the center of our solar system delivers the light and warmth that make life on Earth possible. Sun enables viewers in Deep Space 8K to behold that star’s enormous power.

  • Urfixed Light Animation

    Urfixed Light Animation

    With its colorful mix of carousels, Ferris wheels, roller coasters and fireworks, the Urfahranermarkt, a twice-annual (spring and autumn) event staged on a fairground adjacent to the Ars Electronica Center Linz, attracts over a million visitors a year.

  • xRez in Focus

    xRez in Focus

    Urban structures, vast landscapes, extreme locations, imaginative nature – take a look at the large-format panoramic images by xRez-Studio.