As the first teamLab interactives to come to Australia, Future Park is a playground for children and adults alike that brings together science and imagination to create collaborative artworks that change and evolve each day. Visitors will be swept into jungles of dreamt-up forests, compose symphonies, build cities and invent animals and people of the future.
“teamLab is known for pushing technology to create awe-inspiring digital installations that walk a tightrope between art, technology and design,” says 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.”
Future Park features eight installations that evolve in real time as they respond to human interactions with the art. Visitors will have the opportunity to make music with Light Ball Orchestra as balls small and large, suspended and rolling connect with each other to create a live composition. This ever-changing symphony is combined with a light show as the balls change colour as they interact.
Graffiti Nature – Mountains and Valleys creates a magical digital environment to be populated by visitor drawings of animals and plants. Witness a colourful world grow from a shared vision of what was, what is and what could be. Hopscotch for Geniuses gives a new, digital twist to one of the world’s oldest games. Part interactive dance, part traditional hopscotch, this is a game that will keep people on their toes.
Sketch Town invites visitors to populate a town of their collective imagination by drawing vehicles, buildings and public places. As Sketch Town grows its creators can interact with the townscape they have designed.
“Digital art allows our bodies to become more immersed in the artwork than ever before,” says teamLab. “The medium can be transformative and the intentional movement and behavior of people can cause visual changes in the artworks. As a viewer walks freely through an art space, the artworks transform based on his or her behavior and movement. Viewers are able to experience art in a new way – through movement, interaction, and collaboration.”
teamLab is a collective, interdisciplinary creative group that brings together professionals from various fields of practice in the digital society: artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, web and print graphic designers and editors. Referring to themselves as ultra-technologists, the group aims to go beyond the boundaries between art, science, technology and creativity, through co-creative activities.
teamLab Future Park
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo (Sydney)
Exhibition continues to 30 April 2018
Admission fees apply
For more information, visit: www.maas.museum for details.
Image: Light Ball Orchestra – courtesy of teamlab / MAAS