The newly opened self-proclaimed “museum for all”, Amos Rex museum, in Helsinki‘s landscaped Lasipalatsi Sq., kinds a part of a large-scale cultural area that features a cinema, an inventive workshop and an training area.
The 6,230 sq. meter constructing is sort of totally underground, and bubbles into the general public sphere by a sequence of concrete domes which are embellished in funky geometric patterns. The 5 domes, which double as a sloping playground, are topped with skylights product of metal and glass.
Inside, the museum feels classically Scandinavian, with crisp, white area and loads of mild. Nevertheless this all modifications as you make your means downstairs to the museum’s Massless exhibition.
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The subterranean Massless exhibition is the brainchild of worldwide digital artwork collective, teamLab, and consists of a sequence of interactive 3D installations. Black material covers nearly each inch of exhibition area with a view to present a darkish sufficient backdrop to show the colorful projections.
The primary room, titled “Black Waves”, is impressed by Japanese work and encompasses a sequence of strains which mimic the continual motion of waves as they roll and crash towards one another. The waves appear utterly three dimensional, and have a mesmerising high quality that’s amplified by the accompanying sound results.
Within the subsequent room: “Graffiti Nature: Misplaced, Immersed and Reborn” guests are introduced with an interactive ecosystem of vegetation and animals that bloom, swim, leap and fly by the room in a riot of color. Whales swim and twirl on the ground, frogs hop alongside the partitions and butterflies flit amongst the flowers.
Guests can add animals into the panorama by scanning their coloured-in drawings into the system. The circle of life is seen for all to see, as flowers bloom and die and animals catch and eat their prey. It’s mesmerising.
In distinction to the dazzling colors of “Graffiti Nature”, the following room we wandered into was an enormous area known as the “Vortex of Gentle Particles”. Impressed by the motion of water, the set up encompasses a sequence of flowing blue particles that movement in the direction of the skylight, making a sort of digital vortex. Hidden behind the room is a black curtain that results in the ultimate mild set up entitled “Crows…”
The seemingly innocuous room is out of the blue stuffed with mild and sound as a flock of crows soar across the room, making a euphoric and considerably dizzying sensation. The crows crash into one another and remodel into vibrant flowers. The music ends, and the room falls into darkness. The set up is rendered in actual time by a pc programme, and is subsequently in fixed change.
Opening hours: The Amos Rex Museum is open daily from 11am besides Tuesday, when it’s closed. Bookings could be made by telephone on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, between 1pm and 4pm.
Value: Basic admission prices €18 per particular person. College students below 30 should purchase tickets for simply €5.
Getting there: Helsinki is a really walkable metropolis and you may attain the museum from most locations on foot. The tackle is Amos Rex, Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100, Helsinki.
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Flying there: Finnair supply direct flights to Helsinki from everywhere in the world, together with the UK, USA and East Asia. From London Heathrow begin at £91 every means.