Deep Space LIVE: HOME by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Thursday, September 27, 2012 / 8 PM / Ars Electronica Center
(Linz, September 24, 2012) An astonishing visual experience awaits visitors at the next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday, September 27. HOME, a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, invites viewers to take a trip around the world with an itinerary that includes 50 countries and 120 shooting locations. The footage used for the film shows Earth from a bird’s-eye view—an impressive display of its magnificence as well as the wounds it has suffered due to the environmental destruction wreaked by humankind.
HOME premiered in 2009. Spectacular aerial images taken with special cameras cover the entire spectrum of terrestrial topographies: for instance, a tropical rainforest, the Arctic Ocean and cities like Tokyo, Dubai and Lagos. The voice-over narration goes into ecological and social problems such as global warming, overpopulation, soil erosion, the exploitation of natural resources, the shortage of drinking water and the protection of endangered species.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand was born in 1946 in Paris. He has a degree in biology and is a journalist, environmental activist and photographer. In the 1970s, Arthus-Bertrand discovered his penchant for bird’s-eye view photography. He has published his work in internationally respected magazines such as Paris Match, Le Figaro, GEO, Airone, Life and National Geographic. In 1995, Arthus-Bertrand began work on a UNESCO-subsidized project entitled “Earth from Above,” a photographic inventory of this planet. A selection of these images was put on public display throughout Paris. Conceived as a traveling exhibition, Arthus-Bertrand’s photographs have been shown in 110 cities to date.
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.