Optical Illusions and Panoramas

Humans have been fascinated by optical illusions for hundreds of years. From the 1780s, panoramas set a milestone in the creation of illusionary worlds—the first mass media of their time. In today’s digital world, such visual wonders and optical illusions have lost none of their magic —virtual reality is not a modern invention. In collaboration with the Seico collective and the Lucerne School of Art and Design (Design & Kunst), this two-part exhibition at the Lucerne and Thun Panoramas is dedicated to our fascination with optical achievements and invites you to explore them with your own eyes.