Superblue, a new company and venture in experiential art, is launching its first experiential art centre – with works by teamLab, Es Devlin and James Turrell – in Miami on December 22.
Devlin’s offering is a new immersive environment called ‘Forest of Us’, while teamLab has created a transcendent digital experience named ‘Between Life and Non-Life’. Turrell’s enveloping light-based work is from his ‘Ganzfeld’ series
“Each of these artists provokes us to see our relationship to the world and each other in completely new ways,” said Superblue co-founder and CEO, Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst.
“Collectively they reflect the arc of experiential art as a movement and the remarkable ways that artists are innovating with emerging mediums and placing audiences at the center of their work.”
Dynamic art installations on view through 2022
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Step into this work by @teamLab and you’re instantly immersed in the life cycle of nature. Thousands of flowers bud, grow, and blossom before their petals begin to wither and eventually fade away. Stay still and the flowers surrounding you grow and bloom more abundantly. Touch or step on the flowers and they shed their petals, wither, and die all at once. teamLab, “Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together – Transcending Boundaries, A Whole Year per Hour,” 2017. Interactive Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi, courtesy Pace Gallery. #teamLab #SuperblueArt
Superblue venues are designed to present large-scale works and interactive installations that immerse and engage visitors. It was created in response to a growing interest in experiential art.
Located in the Allapattah neighbourhood opposite the Rubell Museum, Superblue Miami can be found in an industrial building with more than 30,000 square feet of flexible installation space.
The venue also includes a flexible programming and events space for talks, performances, and workshops, as well as a shop featuring artist-inspired items and an outdoor cafe.
Superblue is working with other artists, including Nick Cave, Mary Corse, DRIFT, Simon Heijdens, Jeppe Hein, Studio INI, JR, Koo Jeong A, and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.
Superblue launches with ‘Every Wall Is a Door’
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Art that challenges the senses. @SimonHeijdens’ “Silent Room” has traveled the globe and given visitors a unique (and fully soundproof) experience. The chamber seen here blocks out all sound coming from the outside, and absorbs any sound that is made inside, immersing visitors in a moment of tranquility and escape from the outside world. Simon Heijdens, “Silent Room,” 2016. #SimonHeijdens #SuperblueArt
Others include Kohei Nawa, Carsten Nicolai, Risa Puno, Random International, Michal Rovner, Jacolby Satterwhite, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Studio Swine, and Leo Villareal.
“Not only does Superblue Miami add a new dimension to the arts and culture landscape in our region, but it has been conceived as a cultural hub that will be deeply rooted in and integrated with the community,” said Shantelle Rodriguez, director of Superblue Miami.