ArtScience Museum presents landmark exhibition FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science

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ArtScience Museum presents a new permanent exhibition on the 12 March 2016 where visitors can immerse in an interactive journey of exploration and play at Future World where 15 digital art installations come to life through cutting-edge science and technology.

This new exhibition is Singapore’s largest digital playground spanning 1,500 square meters, FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science is co-curated with teamLab, a globally renowned Japanese group of ultra-technologists and multi-award winning art collective.

Future World showcases 15 specially selected digital installations put together from teamLab’s extensive collection of work will bring visitors on a journey of discovery through four key theme zones which are Nature, Town, Park and Space. 

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First theme zone – Nature

At Flowers and People, visitors will begin a journey into the enchanting and interactive world of flora and fauna which is comprised entirely of digital technology, recreating the experience of being connected to nature.

Visitors can spend time admiring the digital garden of flowers and butterflies and reflecting on their connection with the Nature. This is one of the very few places in Singapore where visitors can experience the four seasons. The flowers in this digital garden will change to correspond with the four seasons of the year. 

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100 Years Sea Animation Diorama

This huge installation enables visitors to visualise and experience the rising sea levels in future brought by climate change using the data from the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF). It aims to encourage visitors to reflect upon the long term environmental effects that will result from climate change. 

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Second theme zone – Town

At this theme zone of the exhibition, the colourful huge art digital installation is based on fictitious town in Singapore which include recognisable landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum, the Merlion, and the Singapore Flyer.

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Children and adults can have fun getting hands on in colouring the objects at Sketch Town like cars, houses, buildings, spaceships etc. After completing the colouring, you can scan your art piece and send it onto the digital hall. See your artwork come to live!

In addition, connecting to Sketch Town is Sketch Town Paper Craft, this is a special installation that enables visitors to turn their drawings into paper craft patterns. They can be assembled into three-dimensional paper craft models. Visitors can also bring home their craft models. 

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At Town theme zone, Connecting! Train Block, visitors can design their own transportation network using wooden blocks. Watch your creation come to life by moving around the wooden blocks to create tracks for the vehicles/trains to move around and making new roads. 

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Media Block Chair consists of fiberglass light cube chairs where visitors are welcome to exercise their creativity and to build high tech furniture. These blocks are interactive as they can communicate information to each other when they are connected by changing colour. 

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A Table Where Little People Live, visitors can have fun placing their hands on the objects on the table and interact with the little people who live inside the circular table. The more you interact with them, the more playful they become. Have fun!

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Third theme zone – Park

Universe of Water Particles – visitors will be in awe with this spectacular 8 metre tall waterfall created in a virtual space with thousands of water particles cascades down the façade of the wall.

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Create! Hopscotch for Geniuses – visitors can customise and create their own hopscotch game by arranging circles, triangles and squares on an electronic tablet. It will then be projected onto the floor where visitors can jump onto the objects just like the traditional game but with a digital twist. 

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Light Ball Orchestra – this is sure a big hit with adults and especially children. Visitors can touch, roll, play and bounce with the balls. The younger ones have a dedicated section with smaller size balls for them to play with. The balls can change colour and even make bells like sounds. 

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Sketch Aquarium – visitors can draw and colour their sea creatures and watch them come to life in this digital ocean.

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At this interactive digital ocean, visitors can even feed the fish and sea creatures by touching the right fish food bags and watch the fishes come and eat the food. 

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Story of the Time when Gods were Everywhere – visitors can create their own environment by touching the Chinese and Japanese characters. Watch these characters transform into different natural elements such as wind, rain, trees and mountains.

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Fourth theme zone – Space

Crystal Universe, this is a beautiful and stunning work of art where visitors can walk through the exhibition. With over 170,000 LED lights which together give the illusion of stars moving in space. Visitors can experience astrophysical phenomena such as planets, stars, galaxies.  Many are seen taking photos and admiring the stunning light displays. This installation enables visitors to take control of the lightings through downloading an app and also by its digital panel.

FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science is an exhibition that is suitable for all ages. The immersive and interactive exhibition allows audiences to become an intrinsic part of the artworks on display, as the installations dynamically evolve through their presence and participation.

In summary, using cutting-edge technology, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey of discovery through four key narratives – Nature, Town, Park and Space.  Installations within the ‘Nature’ gallery immerse visitors in a world of flora and fauna, as digital flowers bloom or fade away depending on how visitors interact with them. In ‘Space’, visitors will experience the monumental 3-D light sculpture Crystal Universe – which enables them to experience astrophysical phenomena such as planets, stars, galaxies, and even the recently detected gravitational waves which Einstein predicted would exist a century ago.

It is an exhibition that is suitable for all ages and for families to have an immersive and fun time together!

Additional Information: 

ArtScience Museum

Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm Daily 

Phone: 6688 8888

Tickets for Future World are available at all Marina Bay Sands box offices and on the website. Terms and conditions apply.

Standard Singapore resident
Adult S$17 S$14
Senior (65 years and above) S$14 S$11
Child (2- 12 years) S$10 S$7

Family package
(2 kids and 2 adults) S$44 S$35
Season Pass INDIVIDUAL: $90
Unlimited Visits, Valid until Dec 31st 2016, Open to Tourists and Locals alike.

FAMILY: $150
Unlimited Visits, Valid until Dec 31st 2016, Open to Tourists and Locals alike.

For more information, please visit www.marinabaysands.com/artsciencemuseum.

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