- Location: Union Theater, Pico Union
- Date: Dec 4, 5, 6, 2015
- Velaslavasay Panorama
The Velaslavasay Panorama brings into public awareness the aesthetic and imaginative value of art forms that faded since the birth of cinema. Anchored by immersive panorama paintings of the 19th Century, the Velaslavasay is dedicated to the production and presentation of unusual visual experiences. The current panorama on view is The Effulgence of the North, which combines the 19th-century fixation on finding the northwest passage with imagined accounts of the arctic in science fiction to create a painted landscape depicting the Arctic regions at night, enhanced by a 35-minute sound and light design by artist Moritz Fehr and a faux terrain of treacherous icebergs sculpted by Asami Morita. The Effulgence of the North is an immersive experience of the Arctic in Los Angeles which helps brings awareness to the special nature of the landscape and the need for preservation and appreciation instead of degradation.