XR artwork for the Venice VR Expanded 2020
Denis Semionov - concept, artist
Louis Cacciuttolo - concept, creative producer
VRrOOm - production
In partnership with VRChat

(487) Venetia is a rare-type stony asteroid from the middle regions of the asteroid belt. It was discovered on 9 July 1902, by Italian astronomer Luigi Carnera at Heidelberg Observatory in southwest Germany.
The idea of the project was to make the opening and closing ceremonies for the Venice VR, a VR section of the Venice Film Festival, as if Venetia asteroid would be coming to Earth.
To get to the party hill visitors had to use one of red funiculars
On the party hill there was an observatory with a huge screen
The system of Venice style teleport doors helped to jump from place to place
In the middle of the roof there was an interactive telescope. Visitors could use it to see how close the asteroid was
The show was projected on the big video screen, which was the part of the observatory roof