Walking into Spirit of Autumn, the latest digital exhibit from ARTECHOUSE, is kind of like entering a seasonal dreamworld. From floor-to-ceiling imagery projected onto the walls to audio of birds singing to opportunities to “play” in leaves, the large-scale installation captures quintessential fall with an enchanting multi-sensory experience for all ages.
Just like the gallery’s debut summer exhibition XYZT: Abstract Landsapes, this one encourages interaction with the help of technology. Visitors can manipulate images with their movements and trigger some elements with sound.
In the main room, leaves will gather and blow in the wind as you walk (or dance!) alongside beautiful autumn scenes. Sound sensors will make kids and adults feel like they have super powers by making it rain, thunder, and lightening with the clap of the hands. In two smaller rooms, you can walk through leaves projected onto the floor and make ethereal swirl of lights appear with each new step.
Your art can be part of the exhibit, too. A back room is set up with tables and supplies to color your own leaf, which will be added to the mix of foliage blowing around the walls in the big gallery. I recommend going there first, so you can enjoy seeing your leaf among the rest as you take in the scenes.
It’s beautiful and engaging, as well as a unique way to celebrate the season and enjoy innovative art all at once. Kids and adults alike will be dazzled.
Here’s a video peek to go along with the photos:
Spirit of Autumn is running at ARTECHOUSE through November 5. Daytime hours for all ages are 10am – 4pm daily, and admission is $8/child, $12/adult. Evening hours for ages 21+ are 6-10pm, and admission is $20. Book your tickets in advance, as they’re likely to sell out ahead of time.