A pre-virtual image in an architecture that reverses the viewing direction. A suspension of perception habits.

Heavens gate

Jeffrey Shaw



Jeffrey Shaw’s “Heavens Gate” (1987) is a spectacular installation of exceptional iconographic richness, dating from the artist’s middle period. Suggestively anticipating the experience of immersion in the virtual space, it exemplifies an important stage in the development of electronic media art, between its early experimentation with augmented cinema and video installations and its later immersive digital projections and interactive VR works.

Heavens gate