stereoscopic 3D video art installation

Czech Republic 2014

Runtime: 6 minutes

Director: Sylvia Nicolaides

Director of Photography: Vishal Vittal

Stereographer: Zdenk Trávníek

Camera Assistants: Caio Dias, Hemanth Kumar

Gaffer: Caio Dias

Electrician: Cyril Charous

Performers: Anna Schmidtmajerová, Šárka Boková, Tereza Toberná

Music: David Hlavá

Sound Design: Jindich Kravaík

Costumes: Kristina Novakova Záveská

Make Up: Helena Zvinová

Producers: Kristýna Milaberská, Michal Krámer

Supported by: FAMU - Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Special Thanks:

Cirk La Putyka

Institute of Intermedia - Prague


‘Airground’ is a 3Dimensional video-art installation. It is a visual conversation between the projected acrobats and the viewer, which is accomplished by following a looping, spiraling, non-linear path. From the moment the viewer wears the 3D glasses, the whole journey comes to life. ‘Airground’ is dealing with the sorrow of existence, loss, death and the rebirth through the looping experience.


Jury's Special Prize - 3D Korea International Film Festival 2014


- 3D Korea International Film Festival, Seoul, S. Korea

- 3D Image Festival Lodz, Poland

- 3D Film Festival Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

- LA 3D Movie Festival Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

- Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference, San Francisco, U.S.A.

- CURRENTS International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.

- National Stereoscopic Association Convention, Utah U.S.A.

- Topanga Film Festival, Los Angeles U.S.A.


The viewers are asked to enter a darkened area, where there are asked to wear their 3D glasses and then lie down on the mats on the floor looking upwards where the projection screen will be. The projector is placed on the ceiling looking straight down, while the screen is hanged horizontally between the viewers and the projector in order to get the full experience of the acrobats’ movements. Because of the stereoscopic 3D effect, the viewers have the realistic impression that the acrobats are really on top of them and that they are coming out of the screen above them.

Video Installation at the CURRENTS New Media Festival

Santa Fe - New Mexico, U.S.A.