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undetermined outcome

Undetermined Outcome is an experimental audiovisual piece that takes viewers on an immersive journey through the enigmatic realm of quantum mechanics, deconstructing reality and blurring the boundaries between perception and the fundamental particles that shape our universe.

Produced by

Rocco Helmchen

Directed by

Rocco Helmchen and Johannes Kraas

Project Description

”Nobody understands Quantum Mechanics” (Richard P. Feynman)

Undetermined outcome is an experimental audiovisual piece attempting to imagine something which can’t in fact be pictured. By stripping away layers of the real world it tries to visualize the strange cosmos of quantum mechanics and deconstructs reality into the indeterminable realm of fundamental particles.

Through an immersive journey focussing on emotion, confusion and fascination, it opens an interpretative gateway to a world which seems impossible to comprehend by everyday experience. The piece explores the themes like indeterminacy and interconnectedness in quantum mechanics, representing particles as abstract shapes that seem to morph and change as the audience observes them, and using the visuals and audio to create a sense of unpredictability and uncertainty, as well as a sense of interconnectedness between the audience and the universe by fusing in seemingly familiar shapes from reality.

(Fulldome 8K, 210°, 3D-spatial-audio or multichannel based audio)

About the Director

Rocco Helmchen is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist known for his groundbreaking work in immersive storytelling. With a focus on the integration of science, technology, and art, Helmchen has created a diverse portfolio of captivating films and installations.

Collaborating with composer and sound designer Johannes Kraas, Helmchen has crafted immersive experiences that push the boundaries of traditional film formats. From planetarium feature shows to experimental art projects, their works have been presented at festivals, planetariums, and unconventional venues worldwide.

Helmchen's latest film, "Undetermined Outcome," takes audiences on an awe-inspiring journey into the quantum realm. Through mesmerizing visuals and immersive sound, he challenges our understanding of reality and invites us to contemplate the mysteries of the universe. Follow Rocco Helmchen's creative endeavors on Instagram: @roccohelmchen

Screening Details

Project Runtime


Programming Block

Quantum Realities: A Cinematic Exploration of the Surreal

Screening Day & Time

May 05, 3:00 PM

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