BMW ART CLUB. FUTURE IS ART
BMW ART CLUB. FUTURE IS ART
MARSHMALLOW LASER FEAST
OPERA GALLERY, 12 OCT. - 10 DEC. 2023
BMW Art Club. The future is art in collaboration with the Polish National Opera presents the Polish premiere of the EVOLVER project. Created by the London-based Marshmallow Laser Feast collective, the presented immersive VR experience, through its innovative fusion of art, science and advanced technologies, offers a deep insight into the microcosm of the human body and its connections with the macrocosm of nature. In EVOLVER, the connection between man and the world is the breath - experienced and shown in an unprecedented way. Prominent cultural figures collaborated on the project, including cinema star Cate Blanchett and legendary filmmaker Terrence Malick, as well as featuring music by Jonny Greenwood, Meredith Monk, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Howard Skempton and Jon Hopkins.
In its latest fourth edition, BMW Art Club. The Future is Art returns to the Polish National Opera, Teatr Wielki to introduce the EVOLVER project to Polish audiences. EVOLVER addresses the key issue for the entire series: how new technologies can expand both the artistic capabilities of artists and our understanding of the modern world and our place in it.EVOLVER is a multimedia installation-show, during which the viewer experience is divided into three stages.
- EVOLVER VR show begins with an invitation to meditation. In a specially designed relaxation space, visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to relax and are introduced to the reality of the event.
- Meditation is a prelude to the main part of the exhibition, where viewers participate in a twenty-minute VR session against the background of a monumental, large-format video projection.
- The third part of EVOLVER is conceived as an epilogue and offers a space for reflection on the immersive experience. It takes the form of a gallery, presenting digital works created by Marshmallow Laser Feast artists, as well as texts and videos to expand the exhibition’s narrative.
Marshmallow Laser Feast is a London-based collective founded by artists from different disciplines to experiment with the interdisciplinary possibilities offered to contemporary artists by new technologies. MLF is one of the world’s leading creators of immersive experiences, multimedia projects and VR experiences. The artists collaborate with cultural institutions (including the Barbican Art Center, Saatchi Gallery), theatre companies (the Royal Shakespeare Company) and festivals (Tribeca). MLF’s diverse projects share a common denominator — a reflection on how new technologies such as robotics, dynamic light sculptures, complex laser systems or environments built in virtual reality are able to enrich the aesthetic experience of viewers, but also enhance their understanding of the world and the relationships people enter into with the world.
Open daily 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Entry times: 11.30 a.m. / 12.10 p.m. / 12.50 p.m. / 1.30 p.m. / 2.10 p.m. / 2.50 p.m. / 3.30 p.m. / 4.10 p.m. / 4.50 p.m./ 5.30 p.m. / 6.10 p.m./ 6.50 p.m.
- Due to technical limitations, the exhibition is not recommended for people under the age of 13