Deep Space LIVE
From the Deep Blue Seas to the Fire of the Stars
Thursday, September 13, 2012 / 8-9 PM / Ars Electronica Center Linz
(Linz, September 11, 2012) A veritable deluge of high-intensity images awaits visitors to Deep Space LIVE this Thursday, September 13. Getting things started at 8 PM are the colorful underwater worlds captured by Linz nature film maker Erich Pröll. Then it’s time for celestial fireworks as astrophotographer Dietmar Hager takes you on a journey to galaxies far, far away.
Linz native Erich Pröll is one of the world’s most successful makers of nature films. This globetrotting producer has over 100 mini-series and made-for-TV documentaries to his credit over several decades, including several for the ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Company’s Universum program. Erich Pröll has filmed just about everywhere on the high seas. His footage of giant whale sharks in the Pacific has attained legendary status, no less so his film of the wreck of the Umbria that has become a reef off the coast of Port Sudan.
Dietmar Hager is a doctor a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He has been involved in astrophotography for over 20 years, during which time his images have been published in professional journals and textbooks. In early 2011, he was named the Ars Electronica Center’s astronomical counselor.
Deep Space LIVE
The Ars Electronica Center is now hosting a Deep Space LIVE event every Thursday (except holidays) at 8 PM. Each presentation will feature ultra-high-definition imagery in 16×9-meter format and will be accompanied by expert commentary, entertaining stand-up repartee, and musical improvisation. Whether great works from the history of art, space travel, journeys of discovery in the Nanoworld, or a live concert is what you’ve come to behold, Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst breathtaking worlds of imagery. Admission is €2. Holders of a valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge.