INSIDEOUT, is a 360° immersive video, light and sound experience created by our founder Leigh Sachwitz´s childhood memories of experiencing thunderstorms from inside a garden shed in Glasgow. This immersive environment with humble origins has travelled to over 10 destinations including the likes of the Hamburg Triennial for Photography and Palais de Tokyo, and has been published in magazines including Freeze and Frame and featured online in Designboom and Cool Hunter amongst others. Previously shown at Himmel Unter Berlin, INSIDEOUT found a new home at WNDR Museum's new San Diego location in 2023, where it rubs shoulders with exhibitions from great artists Keith Haring and Yayoi Kusama.
The experience is set in motion by a visitor turning off the light inside a transparent shed. The action initiates an immersive light and sound simulation of a thunderstorm. As rain starts drumming hard on the roof, dark clouds stack up in the night sky and the visitor is immersed in a complete audio-visual thunderstorm experience animated by motion graphics and sound. As the thunderstorm reaches its climax, the glass ceiling ‘shatters’ and the protecting walls disappear into the moonlight - the visitor is suddenly left exposed and is purified by the light.
Creativepool Annual Award 2019 Bronze - Winner Category “Experiential”
Frame #106 – Sep/Oct 2015 | Frame Publishers
CANVAS MAGAZINE 2018
Mondo*arc – August/September 2015 | Mondiale Publishing Ltd
If you have ever been to Scotland you will know what Leigh means when she talks about INSIDEOUT being inspired by Scottish weather.
Seven stages of rain and then the sunshine can often all be experienced within 20mins.
The concept for the installation was developed by Studio Leigh Sachwitz and produced by flora&faunavisions. The 5.1 sound was designed in collaboration by the award-winning composer, musician and producer, Andi Toma of Mouse on Mars.
Andi’s beautiful soundscape is also currently being used for our video welcome trailer.
Photos by Ken Schluchtmann diephotodesigner.de, Miguel Martinez, flora&faunavisions
Video Documentation: Miguel Martinez