N O W I S W H E N W E A R E (the stars) — Andrew Schneider


WHEN August 31 - September 3, 2023
2:30-5:30 PM WHERE The Black Box, The Arts Center Part of "Off the Stage Events" WHO The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi Open to the Public

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. Audience members are free to move around the space when prompted. There are two ways to experience (the stars):

Open Universe
A self-guided experience through an open installation. You’ll have an entry time, and can explore the space at your own pace.

Guided Experience
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.

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