The Moving Image Reimagined in Immersive Exhibit ‘Dreamlands’

Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 is currently on view at the Whitney through February 5. The show focuses on “the ways in which artists have dismantled and reassembled the conventions of cinema—screen, projection, darkness—to create new experiences of the moving image. The exhibition will fill the Museum’s 18,000-square-foot fifth-floor Neil Bluhm Family Galleries, and will include a film series in the third-floor Susan and John Hess Family Theater. The exhibition’s title refers to the science fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft’s alternate fictional dimension, whose terrain of cities, forests, mountains, and an underworld can be visited only through dreams. Similarly, the spaces in Dreamlands will connect different historical moments of cinematic experimentation, creating a story that unfolds across a series of immersive spaces.” Dreamlands includes installation, cinema, drawing, 3D environments, and more. See a preview in our gallery.