Of the spheres

Crawick Multiverse

Of the Spheres is a series of outdoor immersive performances investigating how human beings relate to the vast time durations and massive scale of the universe.  The Summer Solstice marks the next phase of Of the Spheres with an immersive project at the Crawick Multiverse, a cosmic sculpture park inspired by contemporary space science in rural Scotland created by Charles Jencks.

We have made workshops with the pupils of Sanquhar Academy. The students have devised their own stories of the land in workshops with a team from the Multiverse as part of the project’s focus on Sharing your Sphere : inviting individuals to tell their own stories of their land through panoramas.

This project culminates with an outdoor Virtual Reality performance for the land art site the Crawick Multiverse in Scotland, UK. These performances invite audiences out onto the land in a participatory communication experiment that combines Virtual Reality and touch. This phase – named Terra Incognita – is as an outdoor Mixed Reality adventure in going beyond the personal sphere of experience to say hello to the unknown.

The Of the Spheres project is focused on how emerging technologies provide new modes for artfully experiencing planetary perspectives. Inspired by Voyager 1’s journey into intergalactic space, Of the Spheres explores how we can communicate human experience, contemporary understandings of our planet and the cosmos and our attempt to work together globally.

In 2013 the Heliosphere performance ran in a 360 degree Projection Dome.



Created by Kate Genevieve

Artists Assistant: Elly Novick

Animation: Christian Krupa

Sound Design: Toby Gifford and Kate Genevieve

Sonic Spatialisation: Kinicho

Art and Development Director, Crawick Multiverse: Clara Courtauld

Archive Producer: John Warburton

Runic Typeface: Mille Kruse Thomey Damgaard

Special thanks to:

The students of Sanquhar Academy and Head Teacher Tom Snow for their involvement, collaboration and creativity in development of the project

Jan Hogarth  

Debz Mac Dowel

Rab Wilson

Ian Bell and Crawick Artland Trust

A. Kosovichev

NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory



Inspired by Voyager 1's journey into intergalactic space, Of the Spheres explores contemporary understandings of our planet and the cosmos and the human attempt to communicate with potential extraterrestrial life. The project has spawned talks, events, texts, sensing workshops and transmedia performances: experiments in going beyond our personal spheres of experience and saying hello to the unknown.
20/3 2015


Brighton Beach

14/9 2014

Journey to KOI:3284.01 with Hackcircus

51.542955,-0.022108 ( The White Building, Hackney)

15/9 2013

WORKSHOP: Open Sourcing the Heart

Phoenix Gallery

Learn more about the ideas and technologies behind using bio sensors in installation and performance work.

4/9 2013


Green Room, Phoenix Gallery

The artists will talk about the questions and research behind Of the Spheres and the open call out for publicly created content.