A giant labyrinth of interconnected, inflatable domes will be popping up from September 23 at Fremantle Arts Centre.
Titled Aborialis, the immersive experience is from UK creatives Architects of Air, who have been creating their ephemeral “luminaria” since 1992 – welcoming over three million visitors in over 40 countries since then.
Inspired by the natural world and designed to feel as if you were lost in a technicolour forest, this will be the first time Arborialis has visited Perth, and the first time the Architects of Air have visited Australia in three years.
“A Luminarium is designed to envelop the wandering visitors in radiant and subtle colour, bringing them to a transformative encounter with the phenomenon of light,” explained Architects of Air founder Alan Parkinson.
“Audiences all over the world have marvelled at Architects of Air’s magical, multi-sensory luminariums for the past three decades, harnessing the simple power and beauty of light and form,” added Fremantle Arts Centre Acting Director Olwyn Williams.
“The Fremantle Arts Centre is delighted to host the latest in this series of luminous immersive inflatable structures.”
This maze of light, air and sound will stretch 45 metres long and 35 metres wide, totalling over 1,000 square metres to explore of radiant canopies and vibrant tree trunks rising from the ground, accompanied by an otherworldly soundscape created by Irish composer Dr Michael Morris.
The installation will be open to visitors daily between Saturday, September 23 to Sunday, October 8 – book your tickets via the Fremantle Arts Centre website.