Following five-star rave reviews, THE INFINITE – the first and largest collective virtual reality experience to send visitors on a mind-bending journey into space – will bring the wildly popular NASA-inspired experience to Seattle-Tacoma. As part of its multi-year international tour, the interactive installation is set to take place at the historic Tacoma Armory and will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, May 25.
The Virtual International Space Station
Throughout the 60-minute journey, THE INFINITE will allow guests to roam freely inside a full-scale replica of the International Space Station (ISS), bringing audiences closer than ever before to the feeling of being in outer space. Senses will be enriched through the interactivity between physical objects, virtual reality, multimedia art, soundscapes, light design and even the subtle scents of a forest – evoking memories of stargazing while lying on the grass.
Produced by INFINITY EXPERIENCES, a joint venture of PHI Studio and Felix & Paul Studios, THE INFINITE will head to the Pacific Northwest after the completion of two immensely successful runs in Montreal and Houston, with an extension added in Houston due to popular demand and unanimously positive reviews.
“THE INFINITE experience is unlike any other exhibition examining space. We took the approach to expansively underpin the visitor experience with exclusive content shot in virtual reality by Felix & Paul Studios aboard the ISS and did not center the exhibition around artifacts of space exploration. Using architectural design, free-roaming technology and commissioned artwork from Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda, we were inspired by humanity’s global fascination with space, integrating a poetic point of view of the astronauts. It was vital for us to transport the public to the particularities of life in space and [allow them to] feel their presence on board and outside the ISS,” noted Phoebe Greenberg, PHI Studio Founder & Chief Creative Officer of THE INFINITE.
The installation in Seattle-Tacoma will include footage from the first-ever cinematic spacewalk captured in 3D, 360° virtual reality, shot outside the International Space Station on September 12, 2021, in addition to offering visitors a self-directed experience aboard the ISS itself.
THE INFINITE is an extension of the recent Primetime Emmy Award-winning immersive series, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, the largest production ever filmed in space, produced by Felix & Paul Studios in association with TIME Studios. Shot over a period of nearly three years and producing more than 250 hours of high-end virtual reality footage, the four-part immersive series documents the life of eight international astronauts inside and outside the International Space Station.
THE INFINITE will be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale, with discounted group rates available. For more information on THE INFINITE and to purchase tickets, please visit theinfiniteseattle.com.