06/01/2017 11:14 AM AEDT | Updated 12/01/2017 5:00 PM AEDT

Art And Science Collide In Immersive 360° Exhibit At Sydney Festival

A stunning visualisation of a world in trouble

Video by Tom Compagnoni

When Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore first first viewed EXIT while attending the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris in 2015, she began working with UNSW Galleries to bring the artwork to Sydney.

Premiering in Australia on January 7, EXIT is a 360° video installation based on the themes of human displacement as the result of political unrest, economics and climate change.

The immersive experience offers an artistic rendering of scientific data, based on over one hundred sources, including UNESCO and the World Bank.

Based on a concept by French philosopher and urbanist Paul Virilio, the artwork was assembled by a team of artists, architects, scientists, statisticians and geographers and was commissioned by the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris.

The exhibit is free to the public as part of Sydney Festival 2017. Catch it at UNSW Galleries from 7 January to 25 March. Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm.