Future Park: Japanese collective teamLab brings the wow factor to Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum

Famed Japanese art collective teamLab and their endless, unique and energetic approach to art and technology is currently on full display at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum. Future Park is the largest exhibition from the collective and the largest ever seen in Australia, featuring eight interactive light installations which will be dazzling art lovers of all ages up until 30th April 2018.

Fusing science and imagination, the exhibition includes artworks and installations which allow audiences to build, from immersive forest jungles with digital flower beds and lizards to giant glowing balls which compose symphonies when rolled, to futuristic cities. Many of these artworks encourage people to get involved by drawing their addition to the artwork and then scanning it with the single press of a button, watching it spring to life and join digital artworks such as the society of houses, UFOs, fighter jets and dragons.

“teamLab is known for pushing technology to create awe-inspiring digital installations that walk a tightrope between art, technology and design,” explained MAAS Director and CEO Dolla Merrillees. “It is so special to witness creativity at its source and we can’t wait to see what visitors dream up as they create huge live, collaborative artworks in Future Park”.

The “Light Ball Orchestra” has been one of the major drawcards of the exhibition so far, giving visitors the opportunity to play in a pit made with balls both small and large, some suspended from the ceiling and some able to be rolled around and connected with each other to create a live composition. The balls change colour as they interact and each produce sound when they are rolled, communicating with the top layer to result in an ever-changing symphony.

To give people more chances to check out the exhibition throughout summer, the Powerhouse Museum will be opening until 9pm every Thursday in January with adults only sessions to Future Park. Tickets to Future Park are priced at $28 for adults; $22 for concession; $17.30 for children; $74 for a family pass. Members and kids under 4 can enter for free.

Powerhouse Museum

Address: 500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007
Website: www.maas.museum/event/future-park/


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Chris Singh

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