Art that envelops you.
180 Studios inaugurates a new exhibition dedicated to immersive art.
Sixteen installations blur the boundaries between physical and virtual works of art, all at the crossroads of art and technology.
Located in a former underground car park, the exhibition is conceived as a labyrinth in which to get lost while wandering through the dark rooms.
An installation explores the different shapes of columns with rotating mirrors.
In a dark room, lasers scan the floor and walls.
The installation, by United Visual Artists (UVA), is composed of four kinetic sculptures that project planes of monochrome light.
Lower down, another installation explores a world populated by digital humans in a desert environment.
After scanning a QR code on the wall, visitors are invited to show a web page to a machine next to each screen to start new videos.
Other highlights include “Vigil,” an installation consisting of a block of ice with a handprint, hung in front of a round screen displaying landscape videos.
Most installations don’t necessarily have an artistic message, but rather experiment with technology.
One of the largest installations is “Vortex”, created by the Hamill Industries studio of Barcelona.
It uses light projectors, a specially made soundtrack and smoke effects.
The end result is a smoke ring that travels in sync with the music.
“Future Shock” at 180 Studios runs from April 28 to August 28, 2022.