By and large, we’ve been starved of new sensations over the last couple of years (unless you count the stinging scent of hand sanitiser, or the bobbled lining of those jogging pants you haven’t washed in weeks). However, the Tokyo- and London-based artists AA Murakami have been hard at work crafting the antidote.
The duo behind Studio Swine is responsible for a new, multisensory exhibition titled Silent Fall, hosted by the experiential arts venue Superblue at London’s 6 Burlington Gardens.
Tapping into the senses of sight, smell, sound, and touch, the immersive show takes visitors through a futuristic, tree-filled landscape, where mist-filled bubbles burst to give the sensation that you’re actually immersed in nature.
Part of an ongoing body of work from the artists, Ephemeral Tech, the exhibition uses sophisticated machines to conjure up ethereal phenomena and states of matter, blurring the borders between nature and technology.
Building on this uncanny theme, Superblue has commissioned composer Ana Quiroga to create a responsive soundscape, while lighting design by Aurélie Nedjar evokes the sunrise, sunset, and moonrise. “We would describe the new iteration as having gone from an earthly forest to something more in the celestial realm,” says AA Murakami, on the new light and sound accompaniments (with direction from Hannah Marshall Studio).
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