Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Teleport: enLIGHTenment will now be open from Wednesday 1 February to Wednesday 26 April. Dates in the article have all been updated.
In what was once a void in the CBD, a cavernous space will be transformed and a parallel universe will come into existence. Filled with tech-driven optical installations, light sculptures and interactive visual elements, it will invite guests to step inside, reach out and engage with what’s waiting for them on the other side.
The portal to this other world will open in February, but the you can get your tickets to register your intentions to travel now.
What to expect at enLIGHTenment?
Light, sound and movement will thrill your senses and expand your imagination when you enter enLIGHTenment. The shaman will be waiting for you, but you will have to initiate contact to receive your instructions.
Your quest begins in the CAVE, the ancient portal to the lost world of an ancient mystical civilization, where travellers will be surrounded by LED torches and reflections before they walk into the heart of the jungle and face the shaman in the WIGWAM—it is time to listen.
If you are ready, your spiritual initiation commences with a test of your abilities: reach out and control the LASER; STOMP on the pads and send plumes of colour into the sky; and beat the DRUM to stir the trees. Can you do all three? Can you harness the power?
A fractal film created by Julius Horsthuis and enhanced by American film composer David Levy’s absorbing score, CYBERCITY immerses you in a dream world in order to prepare you for the world of the spirits, which is guarded by the DRAGON. Put on the headphones and binaural beats will help clear the path ahead.
PARTICLES and HOLOGRAM confront you. Reach out, can you touch them? Do they move when you move? Do they sway when you sway? Or, do they control you? Focus and feel the force move through you to continue onwards.
Who are you when you let go and PRESENCE surrounds you? And, who do you become when you finally make it through the spirit world? Find out at the end of the tunnel when you capture your AURA in the form of a digital projection.
The visual and interactive experience that is enLIGHTenment includes sound installations and kinetic sculptures as well as incredible fractal artworks and augmented reality projections.
EnLIGHTenment has been produced by Teleport Experiences who have brought together a global team of art collaborators and award-winning digital artists from Australia, the Netherlands, Bali and the USA for this audio-visual adventure that summons spontaneity and inspiration.
The gateway to enLIGHTenment opens in the Sydney CBD from 1 February until 26 April 2023. Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday 24 November at 9am.