Future World: Reflection

Though I’ve been to this exhibition a few times, every time I step in and experience the installations it feels like I’ve never been there before. This time, the immersive experience that I felt was so much more as compared to the previous times that I’ve been there. I was able to take my time and soak in each installation and I guess this was what made me feel so much during this visit.

The first installation that I experienced was called ‘Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are destined to be Chased as well, Transcending Space.’ This immersive installation made use of a 3D space, video and audio and it felt real when it was ongoing. In some parts when I was focusing on a certain spot, my mind and body began playing tricks and it felt that I was floating in this virtual space.

Another installation that I experienced was the Black Waves. It depicts the movement of the waves in the sea and this effect of repeating the waves was just so calming when I was sitting and enjoying the movement of the water. What I felt was important as well was the use of audio. The music was calm, soothing, and it really fits the image of the waves, making the waves feel as if they were alive.

Lastly, Crystal Universe caught my attention and was my favourite amongst all the installations in Future World. This installation uses audio, lights and human interaction to immerse you into a space where you find yourself walking and existing in the center of universe, while the movement and effect of the lights make you feel as though you are travelling through it. This installation is made unique as the audience are able to participate in it, by changing the motion and colours of the lights through their phone. This makes every experience a different one.

Personally, what I’ve learned in this exhibition is the importance of how space, audio, and visualisation should work together, and can work together if we want to create an experience that is alluring, exciting and immersive. It is also important to find a balance between these three aspects, and when we’ve learned how to do this, there is so much more potential in creating something for people to experience the extraordinary.

Author: Kaywerlyn

A product design year 3 student from the School of Art, Design and Media, NTU.

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