Interacting with Art at ARTECHOUSE in Miami Beach

by Karen LeBlanc

The desire to stimulate the senses is an instinct that defines us as humans and propels the creation of art. ARTECHOUSE in Miami Beach, Florida delivers a sensory experience through digital art, redefining the way we experience and appreciate art. The interactive museum asks visitors to touch, move, dance, blow and bodily interact to fully experience each digital art installation in its latest exhibit, XYZT: Abstract Landscapes, on view through Sept 2, 2019. I recently visited ARTECHOUSE to immerse myself in the works of French contemporary digital artists and multimedia choreographers, Adrien M and Claire B. The interactive exhibit offers an exploration physical experience through ten digital landscapes.  I enter the museum, walking on a dark pathway that lights up with each step in swirls and ripples.  In this first installation, I encounter a floor that reacts to my footsteps. 

The artists have created a virtual playground of four dimensions: X (horizontal) Y (vertical) Z (depth) and T (time). Each of the ten installations asks me to manipulate lighted lines, dots and letters by my physical actions. 

You can manipulate light particles within a giant digital cube or blow into glass boxes and watch virtual letters that assemble and disassemble. This is an immersive sensory encounter.

The museum is at the crossroads of art, science and technology bringing 21st-century art experiences as the first innovative platform for experiential, genre-bending multimedia art exhibitions and explorations. 

One of the more fascinating installations is a virtual reality book that you can “read” by downloading the free Adrien M and Claire B app that makes the pages come alive in 3D. Here’s a look at some of the augmented reality pages that I viewed on my cell phone with the app.

As a Design Tourist always on the lookout for works that ignite the creative muse within, I highly recommend a visit to ARTECHOUSE for work that is at the forefront of 21st-century art. For more, visit artechouse.com

ARTECHOUSE – Miami 736 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Miami Beach location is one of three, the other two are in Washington D.C. and New York. 

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