At the forefront of technology, video games have become one of the most cutting edge forms of both art and entertainment – and starting this weekend, you can experience this in a whole new way at WA Museum Boola Bardip.
Curated by London’s Barbican in partnership with celebrated game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Virtual Realms brings together six of the world’s most highly acclaimed video game developers with six innovative media design studios, joining forces to create six breathtaking, immersive installations that bring video games to life in a way that’s never been seen before.
Image: Rezonance 2021 In SYNESTHESIA, Virtual Realms by Marina Bay Sands
Each installation is inspired by a distinct theme, but you’ll play a central part in how they all unfold – from the shifting psychedelic forms of “Everything”, soundtracked by the London Symphony Orchestra, to the infinite, morphing story time of “Narrative”, or the rhythmic sound and light patterns of “Unity”.
Twist controllers to alter shapes, create light and sound sculptures with haptic spheres, or leave echoing shadows of your interactions for future visitors to see. Suitable for everyone from little kids to grownups, the interactive experiences are both a technicolour adventure, and a meditative reflection on the universe.
Virtual Realms is open from March 26-May 22, head to the WA Museum Boola Bardip Website to book your tickets today.
Header image: “WALL in Connection”, Virtual Realms, by Marina Bay Sands