Visitors will be transported to a new dimension at ArtScience Museum’s latest exhibition, Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed. Making its international debut in Singapore on 12 June, the exhibition showcases videogame creativity in six new installations that reshape how games can be experienced in virtual and physical realms.
The new artworks presented in Virtual Realms are conceived by some of the world’s leading videogame developers, KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS (makers of DEATH STRANDING), Enhance (Tetsuya Mizuguchi and team behind Rez Infinite), thatgamecompany (authors of the game, Sky: Children of the Light), Tequila Works (the studio that made RiME), Media Molecule (creators of Dreams) and David OReilly (creator of the game, Everything).
The wall is the only channel between two opposing worlds – one alive with biological cells and the other flowing with galactic energy particles. As visitors approach the wall, the cells and cosmic particles will respond to their presence, dividing and clustering with one’s movement. The mesmerising patterns that form will offer hints of communication between different spaces and time.
Amongst one’s interactions and imprints, traces of other silhouettes will emerge and snapshots of past interactions will be replayed. These signs of life within or beyond the wall hint at the structure as a channel of communication between different spaces and time.