Shavasana Dome is a geodesic audiovisual sculpture installation by Axel Cuevas Santamaría.
Inspired by meditation and Buckminster Fuller’s iconic structures, this work aims to activate audience in a moment of decompression to experience Aguahara in Shavasana pose.
“With this work I share the feeling of decompression of our human condition. I aim to offer my audience a moment of relaxation to experience my Liquid Flow 360 fulldome movie in Shavasana pose. It is like dancing underwater without leaving the phsyical ground.”
Axel Cuevas Santamaría
MFA Candidate 2018
The Ohio State University
The effervescence and high frequency vibration of Opening Exhibitions in gallery spaces is hard to tame down. This geodesic audiovisual fulldome installation offers the possibility to breathe and relax in such environment.
The presence of a fulldome geodesic structure inside a squared gallery space transforms its entire psychic architecture and the relation of audience with space. This transformation offers a personal opportunity to relax, contemplate and participate inside an immersive social environment.
Exhibitions of Shavasana Dome:
Related exhibitions by Axel Cuevas Santamaría :
“A mini-cardboard-dome-version became part of Blueprints for a Past Future Exhibition. October 31 – November 30 2016 at Hopkins Hall Gallery in Columbus Ohio USA.
My DIY work with geodesic dome sculptures reflects the legacy of Buckminster Fuller and Black Mountain College’s forward-thinking and groundbreaking approach to education.”
Inspirations for Shavasana Dome:
Liquid Flow 360 is an immersive 360 film about Aguahara and underwater dance. This is the first underwater dance film shot entirely in 360 format intended for domes and planetariums. Shot by Axel Cuevas Santamaría at Caribbean waters during Liquid Flow festival.