Visitors to ArtScience Museum will soon be able to take a captivating multi-sensory journey through the ecosystem of a vast forest in the Asian debut of the upcoming virtual reality installation, We Live in an Ocean of Air. Opening on 28 May 2022, this first-of-its-kind experience in Singapore will be housed within the Museum’s permanent VR Gallery, after the installation’s twice-extended sold-out run at The Saatchi Gallery in London.
We Live in an Ocean of Air is created by Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF), one of the world’s leading experiential art collectives. As pioneers in immersive experiences, their latest project transports visitors across the globe to Sequoia National Park, California – a forest filled with giant sequoia trees. Visitors are invited to follow their breath through the forest in a 12-minute meditative encounter to discover the inner life of a giant sequoia tree and illuminate the invisible, yet fundamental, connection between humans and the natural world.
Forged at the intersection of art, science, and technology, We Live in an Ocean of Air seamlessly blends the digital world with the physical space through a unique combination of state-of-the-art technologies including a VR headset, breath sensors, heart rate monitors and a body tracking device, that visualise the human cardiovascular system as a pulsing red glow and transcribe visitors’ breath as a cascade of particles. The addition of binaural sound, scent dispersal systems, and wind machines will enhance the environment to provide a multi-sensory experience beyond audio and video.
Located on Level 4 of ArtScience Museum, We Live in an Ocean of Air also launches alongside a new cinema space as part of a holistic offering that will extend visitors’ experience across different mediums. The opening film programme titled We Tread in a Garden of Spells has been specially curated to complement the installation, with a wide variety of works exploring the theme of environmentalism through cinematic magic-realism.
Venue: ArtSience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
When: 28 May - 2 Oct 2022,