6 Digital art installations to see in 2021
Shared By Felicia Constantine
Art + Technology as a movement has taken over the landscape of the art scene, architecture, advertising and more. Let’s look at the scope of digital art installations in 2021!
Exciting news! teamLab has launched their newest installation in San Francisco, CA. The “teamLab: Continuity” exhibit is located at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and newly opened to the public, since July 23. Tokyo-based international art collective teamLab is renowned for its interactive, and interconnected digital artworks. We already have a slack group dedicated to taking a field trip to this wondrous exhibit, so we can finally be immersed in a teamLab creation.
“At teamLab: Continuity, you will find yourself immersed in a wondrous ecosystem of lush imagery drawn from nature and East Asian art that dynamically evolves around you. Sumptuous images of inky crows and fluorescent flowers, fluttering butterflies and darting fish propel you to wander, to pause, and to marvel.”
It's Time to Gogh
We have all seen the video of the immersive Van Gogh exhibit circulating social media...
With the immersive social media sensation now landing in San Francisco, a tech hub, you can imagine we expected the best version of this installation. It’s 300,000 cubic feet of projections, 60,600 frames of video, and 90,000,000 rich pixels of Van Gogh art history delivered at a time when we needed covid safe entertainment in San Francisco. A great preview of the power of tech + art and the journey art is taking, it left us lusting for the original experience at Atelier des Lumieres. The whole experience really gets you thinking and that’s what propels ingenuity and creativity.
"Experience the organic landscapes of Van Gogh’s imagination, and journey through his brilliance and madness. Astonishing in scale and breathtakingly imaginative, you will experience Van Gogh’s art in a completely new and unforgettable way."
“This experience has nothing to do with vases of sunflowers nor the story of a troubled artist; the real product is the format itself and the hijacking of the senses it provides.” - The Stanford Daily
Omega Mart ( MeowWolf ) - Las Vegas
Recently we had the opportunity to interview Vince Kadlubek, Co-Founder Of Meow Wolf. It’s part of a new blog series, where we interview our heroes of innovation and creative technology.
“We have a social mission and we are all about supporting access to creativity and access to creative tools for marginalized communities.”
- Vince Kadlubek, Co-Founder of Meow Wolf
With that, we obviously had to add Meow Wolf's recently launched 'Omega Mart' in Las Vegas. An international hit and a social media sensation, the new installation is filled nook to cranny with a textual, colorful, immersive and interactive walkthrough experience for the whole family. The surprise of every nook and cranny of the Las Vegas Meow Wolf space being artistically wrapped, makes us hope for more colorful uses of space and architecture in the future.
“Meow Wolf’s second permanent installation, Omega Mart, is an interactive, mind-bending art experience. Participants explore an extraordinary supermarket that bursts into surreal worlds and unexpected landscapes.”
Area15 - Las Vegas
Described as a “district of immersive experiences”, you can see why Area15 Las Vegas made it onto the list. Pretty soon our downtown’s will be made up of Dune style projections, holograms, immersive and interactive experiences, but recently these installations are now hubbing in “districts”. This immersive district is home to OMega Mart, An immersive Van Gogh exhibit, an AR experience called Particle quest, A psychedelic art house called “Wink World”, the VR experience OZ, an emporium that has it all, and so much more. This is an all in one hub for anything and everything, 10/10 recommended. We only hope to see these ideas expand more into public spaces and these districts are an excellent starting point.
“AREA15 is an immersive playground, all rolled into a vast and vibrant space. Throw an axe, wander through a bamboo volcano, race on a zip line, or explore other mesmerizing realms. From the futuristic to the thrill-seeking, there’s an experience for everyone here.”
Moment Factory - Att Discovery District
Moment Factory did it again! Wow! This cinematic media wall climbs a building in the heart of the downtown district of Dallas. Moment Factory utilized a combination of tech to make this monumental piece of media architecture: Unreal Engine, 6K media wall, LED trellis, custom digital management system, and of course, a powerhouse team. Installations like this frame how we think about public space differently in our industry, and creates conversation around the future of spaces. Moment Factory’s monumental feat in tackling public art spaces with well thought out digital art Installations always inspires us here at Britelite.
“Evolving over a 24-hour period, the media wall’s original cinematic capsules offer a wide variety of high-impact show features that provide moments of collective enjoyment while a collection of ambient capsules encourage pause and relaxation throughout the day.”
Artechouse - New York
At the crossroads of art, science and technology, ARTECHOUSE is pioneering the creation and curation of innovative art forms that redefine audience participation.
There is a lot to say about Artechouse, but most importantly -- there is a desire to go! This is one exhibition space we constantly see killing it, and we are huge fans of every artist they have worked with. The latest exhibit, Geometric Properties, is showing through September 6. The audio-visual installation created with artist Julius Horsthuis is described as the creative digital expression of the endless iterations and multiple dimensions of fractals. Visitors are taken on an exploration through the recent past and Horsthuis’s ideal future, one that returns to the intersection of nature and math as the source of inspiration. Artechouse’s mission to inspire, educate and empower is not lost, and in fact is present in every representation of works.
"We are on a mission to stimulate interest in the limitless possibilities of creative innovation and to push the boundaries of what is possible."
During covid we started watching districts, downtowns and permanent centers think about how to better navigate urbanism and people in communities with innovation. It is said that a downtown with no parking has a very small problem, whereas, a downtown with a lot of available parking has a very big problem -- these installations create walkability and activate story-telling in a unique and generous way. We are excited to see the growth, nurture it, and lead in it, as veterans of the future. If you are interested in creating powerful interactive experiences for your organization that go beyond the demo, please get in touch!