A glorious and high-tech art exhibit, Future World has been refreshed and you’ve got to bear witness.
You don’t have go too far to find an insta-worthy spot in Singapore. But if you’re looking to shoot an out-of-this-world ‘gram that’ll explode on your feed, spreading FOMO far and wide – ArtScience Museum’s Future World is the spot. Yas, we know you’ve been there and done that but on 1 September this year, the exhibit gets a major refresh and it’s time to pop by for a visit.
Since 2016, this super high-tech and interactive exhibit by teamLab, a Japanese interdisciplinary art collective, has called ArtScience Museum home. And we’ve all spent several hours there watching our 2D crayon art turn into animations, creating our very own throne out of colour-changing blocks, and diving into curtains of digitally-controlled light particles.
This September, we’re in for a whole new treat. Some existing installations are making way for 10 new ones and that just means one things – more magical scenes to twirl around it. Oh, don’t be too glum about letting go of the fun Chasing Crows installation (Crystal Universe is still around so yay!), the refresh also brings us six new artworks in the Nature gallery. Collectively christened Transcending Boundaries, the artwork somehow interacts with each other and morph in our presence. Classic teamLab, always mind-boggling us with futuristic art!
The first thing you see when you enter this gallery is a waterfall – a six-metre high cascading spectacle that runs along the wall and spills on the floor. Each particle is digital programmed to act just like water with the slightest touch or flick of your hand. Nearby, flowers bloom and die with time. We suggest you hang around for a while to catch all the four seasons in one tiny hour and bring a few friends – more people bring more butterflies out to dance. As a harsh but necessary reality check, every butterfly you touch…dies.
Move over Beethoven, anyone can create a symphony by drawing a few lines at the Town section’s new A Table Where Little People Live artwork.
Need a breather? Sanctuary, the newest gallery at Future World, is the calmest room in the house. We hear the artwork inside is slated to change regularly, so every time you bring a new house guest here expect a different scene. The launch of the gallery will debut teamLab’s Impermanent Life: People Create Space and Time, at the Confluence of their Spacetime New Space and Time is Born artwork – where you’ll witness the fleeting life-cycle of cherry blossoms.
The Play section sees two new pieces, both letting us letting co-create. Sketch People & Animals is world of its own create by visitors that’s constantly changing and happily interacting with you should you want to play. In What a Loving, and Beautiful World, words come to life. Chinese characters floating around metamorphose into their true meaning. There’s never a dull moment at Future World.
Future World – Where Art Meets Science, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974, p. 6688 8888.