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Interacting with Art at ARTECHOUSE in Miami Beach

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. 

IMG 4755 1One 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 – 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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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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