Go on a journey thorough a forest eco system and explore the relationship between people and nature at a new VR experience at ArtScience Museum, We Live in an Ocean of Air.
We Live In An Ocean of Air: Immersive VR Experience
The virtual reality experience opens on 28 May 2022 at the ArtScience Museum’s VR Gallery. The installation is created by Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) and previously had a sold run at The Saatchi Gallery in London.
We Live in an Ocean of Air is a 12-minute long experience where visitors will get to discover the inner life of a giant sequoia tree. It makes use of technology to create an immerse visualisation of the connection between humans and the natural world.
Visitors will strap on a personal rig consisting of a VR headset, heart rate monitor, breath sensors and body tracking device. They will then be able to roam about the VR Gallery and interact with the space untethered.
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Binaural sound, scent dispersal systems and wind machines add to the multi-sensory experience.
Connection between Humans and the Natural World
The experience offers a way to better appreciate the interdependence between plants and animals in the world we live in.
We Live in an Ocean of Air builds upon earlier award-winning multi-sensory experiences by MLF. These include In the Eyes of an Animal, which showcases a 360º vision of a forest from the perspective of animals and insects, and Treehugger, where the inner circulatory system of a tree is visualised through the journey of water from its roots up to its leaves.
The installation will be complemented by a film We Tread in a Garden of Spells.
Visual artist Ersin Han Ersin, one of Marshmallow Laser Feast’s three creative directors, added, “Through this and other creations, we strive to repair a broken connection with nature through art. Humanity is dependent on the natural world for everything – from food to water to air we breathe. We want to channel our audience into an understanding of our interconnectedness by placing them in the centre of these ecosystems.”
We Live in an Ocean of Air
We Live in an Ocean of Air will run at ArtScience Museum from 28 May 2022 to 2 October 2022.
Tickets can be purchased at all Marina Bay Sands box offices and online from 9 May.