Artist Diana Reichenbach 2v Silo Dome for Art Dome FullDome Planetarium Immersive Animation Exhibit In Baltimore, Maryland Customer Review by Chris Brannan
I wanted to follow up on my zip tie dome purchase (16' Std Hubs 2v Silo Dome Greenhouse Kit) which was for an art installation in Baltimore, Maryland and was a complete success. We estimate that around 3000 people came to our art space during the week-long event. Here are some publicity materials from the set up and event itself that I wanted to share with you.
We used the dome kit as a base structure to support a fulldome/planetarium style animation show. For the projection surface, we created wood-frame triangles (matching the triangles of the dome) which were then upholstered with material used as a projection surface. The triangles were then secured to the PVC dome structure using zip ties (stapling around one zip tie to each side of the wood triangle and then wrapping the zip tie around the PVC bar). We at first attempted to secure our projection material to the PVC frame using Grip Clips but the fabric draped down too far using this method and didn't accentuate the beautiful geodesic structure enough. While time-consuming, creating the wood frames produced the best-looking result. We projected onto the dome using three projectors which were blended and mapped to the dome surface - this was extremely difficult to do even with specialized software.
Thanks again for creating and providing the Zip Tie Dome kit for us! The art installation had a number of stations for people to visit, but the dome was undoubtedly the highlight. Before discovering your dome kits we were exploring renting an inflatable dome or metal-framed geodesic dome but found this to be a much more budget-friendly option that we can now continue to use at future events. Thanks again!