LightTime – A new immersive exhibit at Scienceworks

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Scienceworks is exploring science through art in LIGHTTIME, a brand new exhibit. Eleven experimental Melbourne artists have been commissioned to create immersive works around the theme of light, resulting in an immersive experience with other-worldly aesthetic and dramatic optical illusions.

Unlike Sciencework’s regular exhibits, LIGHTTIME is presented more like an art gallery. The pieces play with perception and encourage the visitor to slow down and let the light, sound and pattern wash over them. It’s more experiential than intellectual.

EPIPHANY’S GENESIS , Lighttime Science works

EPIPHANY’S GENESIS, SKUNK CONTROL
The infinite range of glowing colours in the mechatronic flowers of Epiphany’s Genesis are reminiscent of butterfly wings, insect exoskeletons and opals.

EPIPHANY’S GENESIS , Lighttime Science works

ABERRATION SCOPE DANIEL ARMSTRONG

ABERRATION SCOPE,
DANIEL ARMSTRONG
Look through the extraordinarily designed telescope inside this simulation and experience the night sky. Using beautiful projections that combine photography and astronomy, this work creates the sensation of star-gazing inside the confines of the museum.

ABERRATION SCOPE DANIEL ARMSTRONG

“LightTime is a different experience for Scienceworks. By merging science with art, we hope to unveil some of the fascinating intricacies of light, sound and optics and to show the connections between the beauty we experience and the science that enables it. This exhibition will be illuminating for the spirit as well as the mind and we think it will bring a whole new audience to be inspired by the impact of science and technology.” – Dr Nurin Veis, Manager, Scienceworks.

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DEEP DREAM, KIT WEBSTER Enter the Infinity Room and be prepared to lose any sense of where you are. A mosaic of mirrors, digital display and directional sounds will challenge visitors’ sense of space, giving the sensation of endless light and sound in a world without perceptible boundaries.

LightTime includes an infinity room that will challenge your sense of space, a light box that explores kinetics of motion, a laser display that is synchronized to music, giant mechanical flowers and a light pool using multiple lenses to reflect an artificial cloud.

DRAWING RHYTHM WITH BOTH HANDS EIICHI TOSAKI and STEVE STELIOS ADAM

DRAWING RHYTHM WITH BOTH HANDS, EIICHI TOSAKI and STEVE STELIOS ADAM
Drawing Rhythm enables participants to move light and watch as projected patterns are projected on the big screen, combined with synthesised sounds.

LightTime at Scienceworks

WHERE: 2 Booker St, Spotswood
PRICE: $5 plus Museum entry
WHEN: From 1 July 2017 10am-4:30pm

Family friendly but best suited to children school age and above.
For adult adventurers, there will be NightLight an after hours event at LightTime on Friday 18 August.

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