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Fractal Worlds @ ARTECHOUSE

  • ARTECHOUSE 1238 Maryland Avenue SW Washington, DC 20024 (map)

Come and experience the convergence of art, science and technology at the ARTECHOUSE presenting the first immersive art exhibition that bridges the gap between the real and virtual world.

Fractal Worlds by Julius Horsthuis is a visual journey through mind-bending sci-fi worlds and infinite 3D geometric patterns. Incorporating projection and virtual reality elements, the exhibition transports viewers to another dimension.

Julius Horsthuis, whose previous work has been featured in the Academy Award winning “Manchester by the Sea” (2016) and VFX-breakthrough film “Koning van Katoren” (2012), considers his art - “a journey of discovery”, as he uncovers to the eye of the viewer the immensely unique fractal reality. Using fractals to create sci-fi type worlds is something of an outlier when it comes to visual art or motion graphics.

"The worlds I create aren’t designed – they don’t come from imagination or experience. The shapes hide in the fractal formulas. They exist in a mathematical reality, and all I do is explore those worlds and make them reveal themselves", Julius Horsthuis. 

Horsthuis uses math and infinite geometric patterns to create mind-bending images and films that take our imagination on a journey. In a fractal reality, Horsthuis is much like a director or photographer in which he is operating in a world that already exists and it is up to him to search for the right fractal angle. 

The solo exhibition includes 20 mins immersive experience projected over ARTECHOUSE's state of the art 270 degree projection walls as well as 8 (eight) different VR experiences for visitors to explore.

ARTECHOUSE Tickets are $15. Sign up NOW to purchase your tickets, and not later than September 21st so your name can be added to the entry list. Please note that, due to having an on-site bar serving alcoholic beverage from 5:30 onward, all attendees must be 21 or over.

Date: 9/29/2018
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
1238 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20024

Metro: Nearest to Smithsonian or L’Enfant Plaza. The closest metro stop is Smithsonian (Orange Line, Independence Ave & 12th St. exit). ARTECHOUSE is a 5-10 minute walk about 2 blocks south of this stop

Parking: There is a garage on D Street that costs $10 flat, as well as limited street parking on D and 12th Streets.

$15.00 | All Guests