Making waves of light
New interactive digital art exhibition on climate change opens at ArtScience Museum
How do you make someone realise that the earth and the people who live on it are in trouble?
Japanese artist Toshiyuki Inoko, 38, wanted to show the devastating environmental effects of climate change.
So he used an animated video installation, the 100 Years Sea Animation Diorama, to show in 10 minutes how quickly our sea levels will rise in 100 years.
Looking at the tsunami-like waves in front of you, visitors will feel as if they are about to be swallowed up by the wall of water.
It is one of 15 digital art installations at the Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibition, which opens today at the ArtScience Museum.
This is the new permanent landmark exhibition co-curated by the ArtScience Museum and teamLab.
At 1,500 sq m, the exhibition takes up about a quarter of the entire gallery space.
Based in Japan, teamLab is an art collective of around 400 people from different fields related to digital art.
Executive director of the ArtScience Museum, Ms Honor Harger, said the missions of the museum and teamLab are similar.
MIRRORS & LIGHTS
One of the highlights of the exhibition is Crystal Universe with teamLab's interactive 4-D Vision technology that controls over 170,000 LED lights. With the combination of mirrors and lights hanging from ceiling to floor, visitors will feel as if they are floating in space among the stars.
The installations will be refreshed and enhanced as technology evolves, so people can visit multiple times.
Ms Harger said: "(The installations) have to be seen to be believed, so I'm not even going to try to explain them."
Future World: Where Art Meets Science
From today, 10am to 7pm
Last admission at 6pm
6, Bayfront Avenue
$17 for adults
$10 for children aged two to 12
$14 for seniors above 65 years old
For Singapore residents, tickets are $3 cheaper.