Art & Design

Drop Everything, A Free Exhibition From Japan’s Famous Art Collective Is Coming To Melbourne

By Ioana Dragnef
17th Jul 2019

This is not a drill, people: famous Japanese art collective teamLab is part of this year's Melbourne Festival.

For the head-scratchers out there, teamLab is an interdisciplinary group of ultra technologists whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world. Various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects form teamLab and together, create some pretty breathtaking installations.

teamLab is behind that wacky floating forest of fluorescent egg-shaped objects that detected human movement, that insane virtual water installation (where a mini whirlpool of virtual formed beneath your feet and interacted with others around you), and the one where virtual flowers bloomed in your freaking hand

Long story short: this thing will be a once-in-a-lifetime must-see and it is hitting Melbourne in October. Presented in association with Tolarno Galleries as part of the Melbourne Festival, the Reversible Rotation exhibition will simulate the motion of hundreds of thousands of digital particles. Those particles will then be projected as cascades of shimmering luminescence, but to a viewer, the effect is that of floating in a wave made of light. TL;DR: it’ll be like you’re floating in a giant wave of digital light. 

Reversible Rotation will run from Saturday, 5 October until Saturday, 2 November 2019 and it is completely free, so you’ve no excuse.

The Details

What: teamLab’s Reversible Rotation
When:  Saturday, 5 October until Saturday, 2 November 2019
Where: Tolarno Galleries, Level 4/104 Exhibition St
For more info,
click here.

Looking for more exhibitions to check out? Here are the best exhibitions in Melbourne this month.

Image credit: teamLab

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