When Teleport: enLIGHTenment opens in Sydney on Thursday 12 January 2023, the curious will be welcomed to the experience in the lobby. They will check in at the desk and, when it is time, be invited to step through the portal into the shamanic dimension where a world of light and sound awaits them. Installations activated by motion will test their abilities on their quest but to begin they will need a ticket.
If you’re the curious, you can get your ticket to enLIGHTenment here. However, if you need to know more info before you commit, that’s alright because we’ve got five reasons why you should get tickets to step through, reach out and engage with what’s on the other side.
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A Novel Art Experience
Digital art has come a long way in recent years and exhibitions transforming the artwork of famous artists and projecting moving images onto walls have popped up in cities across the world, including in Sydney. Teleport, however, presents an entirely different kind of digital art aesthetic.
At enLIGHTenment, a high-tech digital future rises up and guests are invited to not only enjoy the visual and audio effects, which are no doubt captivating, but they’re also invited to participate in the narrative-driven adventure. Moving through the experience, they will interact with the artworks in various ways, provoking responses and exploring possibilities.
The narrative is fundamental to enLIGHTenment. The storyline turns this audio-visual experience into an adventure where guests turn into travellers and travellers are transported into a sci-fi movie to become the protagonist with surreal powers themselves.
The mystical worlds of a tribal alien civilisation await on the other side of enLIGHTenment’s rite of passage where you share the vision of the cyber shaman’s psychedelic trance. You must harness the power to tame and control the digital spirits.
Light in varying degrees constantly envelops you in enLIGHTenment. The lobby is a cold white; the world of the living shines orange; the world of the spirits glows blue; and if you venture where you should not go, the world of the dead burns red.
The shaman’s light reaches out across every stage and every step of the way is also adorned with shapes, signs and symbols providing scintillating backgrounds for every one of your photos. The combination of visual elements and interactive tech installations will fill your phone will impressive cyber existence images that will have your friends in awe of where you’ve been.
Fun For Everyone
Previously, Teleport: enLIGHTenment debuted in Hong Kong where the mesmerising installations amazed both children and fun-loving adults. The kaleidoscopic effects captivated their attention and beckoned them to explore the possibilities at their fingertips.
The smooth journey between the physical and digital realms immersed them into the story and encouraged everyone, from groups of friends to parents with their little ones, to play in the emboldened imagination of a technological future.
Award-winning creators from Australia, the Netherlands, Bali and the USA have been brought together to create this mind-bending trip made possible by audio-visual art. The global team of collaborators includes digital artist Julius Horsthuis and film composer David Levy as well as media art collective Media Tribe and interactive designer IKONIX.
Together, enLIGHTenment features the latest innovations in interactive projections, audio-visual compositions, kinetic sculptures and out-of-this-world fractal art. They have been assembled with an original vision in mind and produced with state-of-the-art equipment for an art adventure unlike any other.
Teleport: enLIGHTenment Details
Tickets to enter Teleport: enLIGHTenment and explore the parallel universe filled with tech-driven optical installations are now on sale. With ticket prices from just $18 for children and $28 for adults, it’s a small price to pay to enter enLIGHTenment and to experience the virtual realm that’s popping up in the centre of Sydney. Concession and family bundle tickets are also available.
The experience opens during the summer school holidays on Thursday 12 January 2023 at 295 Kent Street, Sydney CBD. It will be open all week except on Mondays, with the following opening times: Tuesday to Thursday 11am to 8pm, Fridays 11am – 9pm, and Saturdays to Sundays 10am – 9pm. Teleport: enLIGHTenment will close on Thursday 6 April.
You don’t miss out on the visual and interactive experience coming to town just to see it pop up on your social media feeds.