Light in itself offers an immersive, sensory experience, but what happens when the lights sense your presence? Light Touch is the first immersive and multi-sensory experience of international light-based art to be seen in Tauranga. Featuring works from the UK, USA and here in Aotearoa, this exhibition will dazzle, surprise and mesmerise you.
You can enter Submergence, an atmospheric, suspended garden of light created by the collective Squidsoup. It has been described as “a large, immersive, walkthrough experience. It uses up to 8,064 individual points of suspended light to create feelings of presence and movement within physical space.
The installation transforms space into a hybrid environment where virtual and physical worlds coincide. As you enter the piece, you are walking into a space occupied by both real and virtual components, and you can affect both.”
Or make your way across the Healing Pools of Brian Knep. This installation consists of “an interactive floor projection with patterns that change in response to visitors. When viewers move through the work by walking, rolling or dancing across it, the organic patterns on the floor pull away from them. After the viewers move on, the patterns grow back, but in a slightly transformed way each time.