Beyond the Light — a groundbreaking 26 minute cinematic experience — tells the story of how we have experienced light over time, submerging audiences in NASA’s Scientific Discoveries & Galactical Data from James Webb Space Telescope with the help of the latest creative tools, the highest-resolution projection technology and multidimensional spatial audio system.

Beyond the Light is the result of an extraordinary collaboration between ARTECHOUSE Studio and NASA, two entities driven by the pursuit of innovation and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. A unique artistic expression of space exploration and innovation, it is a project that encapsulates the convergence of two worlds—the world of groundbreaking science and data, and the world of artistic expression.

The transformative cinematic experience fuses artistic expression, technology and science to explore the knowledge we have discovered on our journey as a civilization, inviting audiences to embark on an odyssey through the timeless story of light. With the exquisite universe as its backdrop, Beyond the Light highlights the importance of light in our pursuit of knowledge and the evolution of technology that allows us to discover beyond our known experiences. It spotlights James Webb Space Telescope’s perspective-bending discoveries of our early galaxies, transforming six captivating images Cosmic Cliffs, Tarantula Nebula, L1527, Cassiopeia A, Stephan’s Quintet, and Pillars, brought to the public for the first time through unprecedented detailed depth and widest color spectrum of ARTECHOUSE’s 270-degree, 100 million pixels projection canvas

The installation leverages the latest audio-visual technology and genre-bending approach to idea expression, reimagining NASA’s scientific processes and discoveries, including imaginative cinematic visuals, and an original music score. Throughout the development, ARTECHOUSE Studio worked with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the James Webb Space Telescope Mission team at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), and Johns Hopkins University’s William H. Miller III Department of Physics & Astronomy. ARTECHOUSE participated in ongoing working sessions with NASA’s team of leading experts, including astrophysicists, helio physicists, and NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio.

Premiered in New York City in the summer of 2023 and was on view from June 2 – November 26, 2023. It opened in Washington DC in September in a new expanded form and is on view now through March, 2024.




  • Sandro Kereselidze, Chief Creative Officer
  • Riki Kim, Creative Direction
  • Scott Pagano, Lead Visual Designer
  • Emmett Feldman, Lead Visual Designer
  • Mehmet Unal Studio, Music & Sound Design
  • Zach Ivans, Audio Engineering
  • Simon Alexander-Adams, Interactive Multimedia Design
  • Chris Glintenkamp, Technological Architecture
  • Kevin Colorado, Systems Engineering
  • Joseph Vigorito, Technical Direction and Strategy
  • Jessica LaFratta, Production Design
  • Rio Vander Stahl, Digital Strategy Director
  • Audrey E Lorber, Video Production
  • Josh Feldman, Marketing Director


  • Michelle Thaller, Assistant Director for Science Communication NASA GSFC
  • Wade Sisler, Executive Producer,  NASA GSFC 
  • Laura Betz, Communications Lead NASA GSFC JWST 
  • Thaddeus Cesari, Strategic Communications Specialist NASA GSFC
  • Peter Sooy, Support Specialist NASA GSFC
  • Ernie Wright, Data Visualization Specialist NASA GSFC
  • Scott Wiessenger, Center Helio and Astrophysics Video Producer NASA GSFC
  • Alex Kekesi, Principal Visualization Programmer NASA GSFC
  • Alex Young, Associate Director for Science in the Heliophysics Science Division NASA GSFC
  • Quyen Hart, Science Communications Space Telescope Science Institute Project
  • Joe DePasquale, Principal Science Visuals Developer Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Ryan Fitzgibbons, NASA GSFC
  • Paul Morris, NASA GSFC
  • Greg Bacon, Imagery Multimedia Branch Manager