XYZT: Abstract Landscapes at Artechouse
When I read about the XYZT: Abstract Landscapes exhibit at Artechouse and watched the video on their website, I bought two tickets immediately and figured out who would come with me later.
Artechouse is described as "an innovative digital art space dedicated to showcasing experiential and immersive large scale installations by artists who are forerunners of the new age in arts and technology." Its first exhibit is XYZT: Abstract Landscapes, an installation by French digital artists Adrien M and Claire B that is open until September 3rd.
XYZT stands for four dimensions: X (horizontal), Y (vertical), Z (depth), and T (time). The installations in this interactive exhibit react to your touch and movements, including two floor installations that react to footsteps, installations that move when you blow on them, and wall projections that adjust to your body movements in different ways. Being an interactive exhibit, dancing and looking silly is encouraged to receive the full experience.
To control crowds and make the experience enjoyable for everyone, tickets must be purchased in 30-minute time slots for $25 on weekends or $15 during the week, plus an online ticketing fee. When you arrive your group is brought into the exhibit where you are free to interact with the installations as you please and get a drink from the bar at the top of the stairs. As one would expect, the drinks are pricey, but located in SW next to the Mandarin Oriental hotel, it's a quick trip to the many restaurants and bars downtown.
The XYZT exhibit was a great experience and I will definitely keep track of which interesting digital art installations Artechouse will display in the future.