The international multisensory SAVE THE PLANET exhibition will be presented in the only immersive space in Poland, Warsaw’s Art Box Experience at the Norblin Factory. The birth of the planet, the origin of life on Earth, the beauty of nature and the development of civilization have been presented together with a decalogue of actions each of us can take to stop climate change. The creators of the exhibition have combined beautiful images, the experience of full immersion, stunning visual effects with classical music and cutting-edge technology in ways never seen before.
The exhibition will be held from 24 September to 15 January.
The latest offering from the Art Box Experience is a story of the Earth in four acts, told with flair and in a modern formula. SAVE THE PLANET exhibition is a Polish-Brazilian co-production. Its originator and producer is Piotr Sikora, the award-winning co-creator of Platige Image studio and co-founder of Art Box Experience.
Jarbas Agnelli, a Brazilian filmmaker, artist and four-time winner of the Cannes Lions Festival, is responsible for the script, direction and music. He based the musical arrangement of the exhibition on Antonio Vivaldi’s world-famous composition “The Four Seasons”, giving it an emotional cinematic feel.
The four stages of our history
The exhibition takes us through all stages of our planet’s existence. It begins with stunning images representing the sequence of the Big Bang and the formation of stars and galaxies. This is where the Platige Image team stepped in and used advanced digital technology to depict the birth of the Earth. Zuza Kołodziej is behind an unusual projection that surrounds the viewer, allowing them to go deep into the ground, observe the animated movement of particles and listen to the sounds they make. Spring is a time of climax for the planet: violent volcanoes, melting rocks, fire, rivers, oceans. It is also an incredible journey for the viewers. We are going to look into volcanoes and to the bottom of the oceans, travelling across all continents and oceans with schools of colourful fish, Arctic penguins, whales, colourful birds, antelopes and cheetahs. The epic moment accompanied by contemporary music is the emergence of man on Earth. The beginning of summer signals a shift in civilization. The images illustrate the expansion of humanity across the planet – roads, cities, buildings, planes. Life is gaining momentum. However, after the climax comes autumn. The progress of civilization is linked to dirt and poverty. Reckless use of natural resources affects life on Earth on many levels, disrupting a balance that has lasted for centuries. Our insatiable cravings are destroying forests and wiping out all forms of life. We can see the consequences: floods, fires, garbage, thousands of square miles of plastic floating in the oceans, rising sea levels. In winter, the state of our planet is already disastrous. Eventually, it is nature itself that says ‘stop’. The pandemic forces humanity to stop. In just one month, the hole in the ozone layer has shrunk and the global temperature has dropped by reducing carbon dioxide emissions in major cities by 50%.
In collaboration with Aeris Futoro Foundation, as part of the Czas na Las [Time for Forests] campaign, we are counting the carbon footprint of the exhibition to neutralize it with tree planting. Therefore, this will be the first exhibition in Poland certified with a neutral carbon footprint.
The sponsor of the exhibition is BNP Paribas.
Media patronage of the exhibition has been provided by: Radio Nowy Świat, Wyborcza.pl, National Geographic
Exhibition partner: Onet
Content partners: UN Global Compact, Nauka o Klimacie [the Science of Climate] portal, the Museum of the Earth of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Aeris Futuro Foundation and Czas na Las [Time for Forests] campaign.
For tickets, visit www.artboxexperience.com/bilety