SOUL-X embodies 5 values that are expressed through the SOUL-X's design and perform in combination with each other to create an expansive and illuminative experience.
By moving past the gates of the present, quieting your mind, and engaging your creative imagination, you embark on the SOUL-X's journey to a surreal, spectral world.
The dome consists of 2 parts—the exterior geodesic dome and the interior projection dome. The exterior geodesic dome establishes the shape of the ceiling and provides structural support; the interior dome functions as a projection screen providing a canvas for projection art.
The dome concept was chosen because it represents the constantly expanding and infinite cosmos. Just like Mother Nature or the Universe, the dome shape is forgiving, as there are no edges and boundaries. The cosmos teaches us that we all share the same origin, yet it also reminds us that each individual has their own destiny.
Artistic and dynamic forms of multimedia are projected from the central pillar and onto the interior projection dome, similar to a planetarium theater.
Reminiscent of Joseph Campbell's "hero's journey," the featured film journeys through each of the 7 chakras—from root to head and utilizes the full color spectrum. Working in tandem with a 360° mirror covering the central pillar, the film presents a story about a seed discovering its soul.
Around the perimeter of the SOUL-X structure, reside a total of 6, equidistant columns of light. From a bird’s-eye view, the circular column tops form the circles or vertices of "sacred geometry," symbols based on its roots in the study of nature. These columns are "light shower pods" designed for those who would prefer a more individual or private experience.
Symbols represent principles, guidance, and ancestral wisdom that provide the SOUL-X guests with an evocative sensory experience.
Symbolism provides a compendium of universal knowledge that is timeless and eternal of what has not only been learned, but has endured from individual and collective experience over the annals of time. The Central pillar walls showcasing man’s communion with nature and earth, symbolism is used throughout to speak beyond words to our relationship with the cosmos.
The custom-designed central pillar provides the 360 degree visual projections of nature on the SOUL-X walls and also projects the multimedia film from the dome. The pillar features a cylindrical mirror with light emanating from the top. The central pillar is a source of energy (e.g. light, sound, etc) and knowledge and it also provides Soularium guests with moments of wonderment, awe, and curiosity.
The central pillar is located in the middle of the SOUL-X and serves a variety of purposes and interpretations. The pillar represents the joining and unification of elements. Lined with healing lights of color, the pillar provides a spatial relationship to the Soularium, with the hammocks representing the horizon. Next, the central pillar houses the Soularium's sound source —its voice and delivers alternating bilateral and subwoofers of audio tones and vibrational frequencies to repair damaged tissues and cells within the body.
All of the physical structures are designed to be transposable, interchangeable, and portable. In applying the modularity lens of resourcefulness and utilization to materiality, the structure is sustainable. using minimal materials. For instance, the same materials can be used interchangeably in different shapes and forms throughout the exhibit.There are four different sizes on a scale from small to extra-large dimensions designed for easy scalability. Using a modularly designed exhibit allows the easy expansion of the Soularium experience based on application, environmental needs, and the number of people.
Since we started the self-funded work on SOUL-X, we have completed two temporary installations- One in Croatia in September 2019, and the other at Gallery AWA in NYC in December 2019. These installations are titled "You Are The Miracle." Please enjoy the video with the highlights and testimonials. Hopefully, you will agree that there is enough evidence here to arrive at an empirical conclusion - this installation helps people. The proof is in the pudding! We had two more planned for the fall this year but that will be delayed due to COVID-19. Please stay tuned for an updated schedule post COVID-19.
The need of our zeitgeist is to serve people with our unique skillsets in lighting, health and architecture. Our goal is to take SOUL-X worldwide. We currently have one experience that is fully developed and operational, called "You are the Miracle." We have three more in the pipeline. SOUL-X is meant to be an open-source space in the long-term initially, it will show our healing program, while creating a database of experiences contextualized for the local population through local artists and technicians.
Let us turn this into a movement to help people in our communities. If you think you would like to join this movement, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let’s talk.
SOUL-X comes in 4 sizes (see modular design chart below.) The costs and BOQ for SOUL-X have been developed. It is a modular design and can be implemented anywhere in the world. The benefactor that chooses to support us will need to sponsor the installation and operation of SOUL-X for a period of 3 months minimum. They will be permitted to use their branding collateral in certain locations, and they will be fulfilling a major social responsibility of providing emotional and mental support to their audience in such trying times.
All Spaces Are Provided With Built-In UV-C Germicidal Light Protection.
Help us build SOUL-X installation into a global movement which will de-stress and realigns the public's mind, body & soul.