By the Numbers and Photo Gallery: “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” Comes to Honolulu
Gogh with the flow. Go ahead, make your own pun.
The exhibit that places you in the center of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings has landed at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. At 50,000 square feet, ours will be one of the larger versions of Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience. (Take that, Miami, at just 20,000 square feet.)
More than 300 pieces are being projected, in motion, on walls and floor with screens set up precisely to create seamless images (easier said than done, notes Mathieu St. Arnaud, creative director at Normal Studios, which created the exhibit). Turn off your flash before taking photos and don’t lose the full effect by viewing the whole thing only through your phone. You’ll make a bad post-impression.
We had to ask the team behind Beyond Van Gogh Honolulu to share the technology and statistics behind the magic:
By The Numbers
Square feet of exhibition space. The exhibit changes size as it travels. At the Hawai‘i Convention Center, it splashes over 50,000 square feet, one of the largest footprints so far.
Number of projectors
Number of large-format continuous screens
Linear feet of truss for the rigging
Number of staff hours it took 17 workers to install the exhibit
Images of iconic van Gogh artworks
Cities that will host the exhibit this year
Number of local technicians to keep it all running smoothly
The time visitors should allow to absorb the exhibit, saving more than 30 minutes to see the entire loop of images in the largest part of the experience.
Photos: Travis Okimoto