Nowishwenweare (the stars) – Andrew Schneider
Explore a one-of-a-kind immersive experience with thousands of reactive lights and hundreds of speakers creating an interactive theatrical cosmos.
Every point in space occurs once at each moment of time. N O W I S W H E N W E A R E (the stars) makes that literal. Moving beyond an immersive gallery experience, (the stars)’ unseen narrator guides each visitor through their own individual journey of this precisely programmed installation – and the cosmos of themselves.
The experience uses nearly 5,000 individually reactive points of light and a 496-channel sound system to envelop each audience member. (the stars) invites viewers to become active explorers – as they discover the traces of themselves in light, the universe, and those who have been here before us. The experience is variable and may last up to an hour.
This is a non-seated, interactive environment set up in the Black Box at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi. Audience members are free to move around the space when prompted. There are two ways to experience (the stars):
A self-guided experience through an open installation. You’ll have an entry time and can explore the space at your own pace.
A unique 45-minute experience for up to 8 people at a time that invites each guest to consider their individual place in the universe.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Sensory note: There will be prolonged periods of absolute darkness and occasional loud noises and flashing lights.
NYU Abu Dhabi currently chairs the Universities Climate Network, which comprises UAE-based universities and higher education institutions to facilitate dialogues, workshops, public events, policy briefs, and youth participation in the lead-up to and beyond COP28. Presented in support of COP28.
Presented as part of the lead-up to COP28