Enter a world of shifting illusions at Kaleidoscope, a mesmerising installation that will come to Melbourne as part of RISING. Navigate 700 sqm of glass, steel, mirrors and moving prisms. In a maze of corridors, you’ll engage with a slowly revolving display of light, colour and sound, ready to surprise and disorientate. Discover Kaleidoscope by artist Keith Courtney on Arts Centre Melbourne’s forecourt from June 1 to July 10.
Kaleidoscope at RISING
Inspired by the classic kaleidoscope toy, this stunning experience will enchant and dazzle you in its shifting movements of light.
This installation comes to Melbourne courtesy of Keith Courtney, who was behind other acclaimed artistic projects such as House of Mirrors and 1000 Doors. This new piece of immersive art was developed in collaboration with visual artist Ash Keating, composer Tamil Rogeon and artist Samantha Slicer, as well as a team of technicians.
“No one will have the same experience in Kaleidoscope,” said Courtney. “This is a multi-sensory and at times physical experience where the visitor is completely submerged in sound and light – a vortex of serenity to somewhere or nowhere.”
Tickets to this wondrous installation will set you back just $15, and is free for anyone under 5 or over 75. It will run daily from 12pm to 10pm, with final entry at 9:30pm.
“Visitors to Melbourne’s premiere arts precinct will once again leave with a totally transformed view of reality, having experienced a new kind of engagement with beauty and tranquillity,” said Arts Centre Melbourne Director of Programming Edwina Lunn.
After its run in Melbourne, Kaleidoscope will travel north to the Brisbane Powerhouse from August 11 to October 3. Then, it will go on an international tour.