Immanentia Palm Top Theatre

In Immanentia (2010) the viewers are drawn into a world of Lina Kusaite’s botanical drawings of phantasmagoric trees and plants, as they intertwine and are interdependent on each other. Immanentia tells the story of a little girl who was found at the doorstep of an orphanage in Rose Cottage Home in Dickleburgh around 1890. She lives in her daydream world as she carries all of her worldly possessions with her at all times – clutching only ‘a chestnut and a penny’.

The artwork is created for i3DG, an interface for iPhones/iPods/iPads able to turn 2D images into 3D – creating a minuscule theatre stage in the palm of your hand. i3DG is created and designed by Jitsuo Mase.

The project was designed for an exhibition at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2011 and then became a travelling exhibition to Dortmund and Osnabrück in Germany. Immanentia was also shown at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA.