The newly opened self-proclaimed “museum for all”, Amos Rex museum, in Helsinki‘s landscaped Lasipalatsi Sq., varieties a part of a large-scale cultural area that features a cinema, a creative workshop and an training area.
The 6,230 sq. meter constructing is sort of totally underground, and bubbles into the general public sphere by means of a collection of concrete domes which might be 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 adjustments as you make your method 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 collection of interactive 3D installations. Black material covers virtually each inch of exhibition area in an effort 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 collection of strains which mimic the continual motion of waves as they roll and crash in opposition to 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 offered with an interactive ecosystem of crops and animals that bloom, swim, soar and fly by means of 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 unlimited area referred to as the “Vortex of Mild Particles”. Impressed by the motion of water, the set up encompasses a collection of flowing blue particles that circulate in direction of the skylight, making a sort of digital vortex. Hidden in the back of the room is a black curtain that results in the ultimate mild set up entitled “Crows…”
The seemingly innocuous room is immediately crammed 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 due to this fact in fixed change.
Opening hours: The Amos Rex Museum is open each day from 11am besides Tuesday, when it’s closed. Bookings might be made by cellphone on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, between 1pm and 4pm.
Worth: Common admission prices €18 per individual. College students underneath 30 should buy tickets for simply €5.
Getting there: Helsinki is a really walkable metropolis and you may attain the museum from most locations on foot. The handle is Amos Rex, Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100, Helsinki.
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Flying there: Finnair provide direct flights to Helsinki from all around the world, together with the UK, USA and East Asia. From London Heathrow begin at £91 every method.