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: 

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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.

School Holiday Adventures at DreamWorks Animation Exhibition at ArtScience Museum

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Visit DreamWorks Animation exhibition at ArtScience Museum for a fun-filled September school holidays where you can get to know your favourite characters from Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Madagascar through fun and interactive activities.

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DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition will showcase 31 films and more than 400 displays over 20 years of DreamWorks Animation works including rare and never-before-seen concepts drawings, models, original artworks, interviews and interactive displays for the first time in Asia.

During this September school holidays, it is a good opportunity to bring your family and children on a discovery journey to find out the magic behind the creation of the many well-loved animation movies of our time. 

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The exhibition enables visitors to have a better understanding of how these animations work from sketches to big-screens in three main galleries which include Character, Story and World. At the 1st gallery – Character, visitors will be able to see the evolution of the characters from sketches coming from an idea to fully animated personalities on-screen. You will be able to understand more about the exact thoughts and details that was put into each character throughout the development process. Visitors can watch the in-depth video interviews with the production teams at the exhibition which will provide an insight on how these characters were developed. 

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There are many interactive stations at the exhibition where visitors can try their hands on working on the animations. One such popular interactive station is Face Poser where you can experiment working on the character’s emotion which will change by manipulating the character’s facial expression like raising an eyebrow and or furrowing a brow. The kids have so much fun working on Kung Fu Panda’s expression!

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At the 2nd gallery – Story, you can get up close to understand and have a feel of DreamWorks’ real-life workspaces. It is interesting to see the place where Storyboard Artists, Directors, Writers and Producers spend many hours pitching ideas and bringing the story to life.

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If you enjoy watching animation movies especially Shrek, don’t miss catching Conrad Vernon, Storyboard Artist on Shrek and then Director of Shrek 2 on a huge digital storyboard where he performed a step-by-step pitch for the famous “Interrogating Gingy” scene in Shrek. 

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Ever wonder why the waves of the ocean look so realistic in the animation movies? Try creating your own waves at the Ocean Simulator interactive station. 

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Have fun being a lighting artist at the Lighting Designer interactive stations where you can try changing the lighting and colour components of the screens from The Croods in 2013 to see how your choices will have an effect on the emotional tone of the story.

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Another popular interactive station is the Drawing Room, where you can do your sketches directly on the computer and create your own animation sequences using the same software that DreamWorks’ Animation animators use. 

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At the 3rd gallery – World, the largest section of the exhibition where you will be able to see the complex and magical environments that are important to DreamWorks Animation films. The boys love Kung Fu Panda and they are familiar with the scenes from the movie. At this part of the gallery, you will be able to find your favourite DreamWorks’ Animation movie and admire its beautiful scenes.  

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You will also be able to see and admire the models of some of your favourite DreamWorks’ Animation films, the above is a beautiful Far Far Away model from the movie, Shrek, in 2001, another of our favourite DreamWorks’ Animation film. 

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The exhibition’s highlight, Dragon Flight: A Dragon’s-Eye View of Berk which is not to be missed! Hop onto the back of Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon to enjoy the spectacular 180 degree three-dimensional view on a never-before-seen journey to the Isle of Berk, the Viking township from the movie.

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Can’t get enough of DreamWorks Animation, there is a wide range of merchandise available at the gift shop just outside the exhibition for you to bring some of your favourite DreamWorks Animation products home.

DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

Date: From now till 27 September 2015

Venue: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands

Operating Hours: 

Daily: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Including public holidays
Last admission at 6:00pm

In addition, this September school holidays and only during this period from 4 to 13 September, besides spending a fun and fulfilling time at the exhibitions at ArtScience Museum, come and celebrate this school holidays with games, movies and more. 

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There are four activity stations for children age 3 to 12 years old, complete each station to receive a stamp. Collect four stamps and you will be rewarded with a special goodie to bring home.

First station, Dragon Food. Its Dragon feeding time and Toothless is hungry, feed him by throwing fishes into his mouth. To get a stamp on your redemption card, you must throw three fishes successfully into his mouth.

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Second station, Kung Fu Panda Speedy Chopsticks. The boys have to use a giant chopsticks to pick up the dumplings from the steamer and quickly transfer them within one minute into a bowl. They must successfully transfer at least five dumplings in order to get a stamp.

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Third station, Shrek Hi-Striker. You have to press as hard as possible for the bell to ring to demonstrate you are strong like Shrek. One stamp will be given if you succeed in making the bell ring. 

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Fourth station, Operation Madagascar. you have to hold a stick with a hoop at the end that passes through an electric wire to save Kowalski without sounding the buzz. You have three chances to save Kowalski to get a stamp. 

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Once you have completed all the four games stations, proceed to redeem your goodie. The boys have fun completing all the games and are excited with the goodies they have collected.

Additional Information:

1) School Holiday Adventures

4 – 13 September 2015

Spend a fun-filled September school holidays at the DreamWorks Animation exhibition at ArtScience Museum, getting to know your favourite characters from Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Madagascar through fun and interactive activities.

2) Celebrate family fun at ArtScience Museum every Friday with your children enter for FREE*! Find out more about Family Fridays

3) Face Painting

5, 6, 12 & 13 September at 11am, 2pm, 5pm

Free face painting each weekend! Kids can get their faces painted with their favourite characters from Madagascar. 

4) Movie Screening

Expression Gallery, Level 4

Enjoy complimentary movie screenings of How to Train Your Dragon Parts 1 and 2, and Kung Fu Panda Parts 1 and 2! Visitors are treated to free popcorn on movie screening days. Seats are limited and are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

5 September
2pm on How to Train Your Dragon
3:45pm on How to Train Your Dragon 2

12 September
2pm on Kung Fu Panda
3:45pm on Kung Fu Panda 2

27 September
2pm on Madagascar
3:30pm on Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
5pm on Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Complimentary to ticket holders of DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

5) Claymation

8 & 10 September at 4:30pm

Understand first-hand this fascinating form of animation and create a short film by moulding your own clay character.

S$5 per person. Suitable for all ages. Purchase tickets in advance from the B2 retail outlet.

Please click HERE for more information.

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While you are at ArtScience Museum, do visit The Deep which is presented for the first time in Southeast Asia that will bring visitors to a stunning display of 40 rarely seen and sometimes strange-looking deep sea creatures. Another exhibition worth visiting is Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow through the lens of The Straits Times. For more information on the exhibitions, please click HERE

 

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