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.
“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.
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.
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.