New Interplay exhibition at Science Centre to showcase art, science and technology installations

Exhibit Shadowgram where visitors can printed out their posed shadows before pasting them on a board and writing messages about what they hope others can learn.   -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Exhibit Shadowgram where visitors can printed out their posed shadows before pasting them on a board and writing messages about what they hope others can learn.   -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Exhibit Deep Space which allows visitors to see planets and cosmos in outer space in multi-dimension. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Exhibit Deep Space which allows visitors to see planets and cosmos in outer space in multi-dimension. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Exhibit Deep Space which allows visitors to see planets and cosmos in outer space in multi-dimension. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Exhibit Deep Space which allows visitors to see planets and cosmos in outer space in multi-dimension. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The Kinetic Light Sculpture exhibit by Paul Friedlander combines light and motion by shining light onto a rapidly rotating piece of rope which is attached to to fixed points. The vibrating rope becomes invisible to the human eye while colours are rev
The Kinetic Light Sculpture exhibit by Paul Friedlander combines light and motion by shining light onto a rapidly rotating piece of rope which is attached to to fixed points. The vibrating rope becomes invisible to the human eye while colours are revealed in rapid succession as it reflects off the rope. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The Kinetic Light Sculpture exhibit by Paul Friedlander combines light and motion by shining light onto a rapidly rotating piece of rope which is attached to to fixed points. The vibrating rope becomes invisible to the human eye while colours are rev
The Kinetic Light Sculpture exhibit by Paul Friedlander combines light and motion by shining light onto a rapidly rotating piece of rope which is attached to to fixed points. The vibrating rope becomes invisible to the human eye while colours are revealed in rapid succession as it reflects off the rope. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The Kinetic Light Sculpture exhibit by Paul Friedlander combines light and motion by shining light onto a rapidly rotating piece of rope which is attached to to fixed points. The vibrating rope becomes invisible to the human eye while colours are rev
The Kinetic Light Sculpture exhibit by Paul Friedlander combines light and motion by shining light onto a rapidly rotating piece of rope which is attached to to fixed points. The vibrating rope becomes invisible to the human eye while colours are revealed in rapid succession as it reflects off the rope. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - Visitors to the Science Centre will be able to experience a series of interactive exhibits that bring to life concepts such as space, shadows and time from May 30 onwards.

In collaboration with Austria digital media institution ARS Electronica, Science Centre Singapore will be featuring 21 exhibits by international and local artists at an exhibition called Interplay.

The exhibits on display include Deep Space, a multidimensional space which allows visitors to step into the world of galaxies and planets in the solar system, as well as a kinetic light sculpture which features the blend of hundreds of colours at any one time.

Visitors can also create their own multi-coloured digital painting based on their silhouette. Colours are added to their shadows captured by a camera before they are projected onto a screen. Over 250 colours can be seen on the screen at any one time, said Mr Ed Tannenbaum, the artist behind the exhibit called Recollection Six.

Mr Clarence Sirisena, deputy chief executive of Science Centre Singapore, said that art and science share commonalities even though people often think of them as being distinct.

"We have found through our interactions with a diverse range of talents that both artists and scientists exploit their curiosity with the world to achieve outcomes that have the potential to solve and challenge," he said.

Ms Manuela Navaeu, head of ARS Electronica Export, said: "By assembling and presenting influences from different perspectives and ways of thinking, this exhibition will be a place of inquiry, discovery, experimentation and exploration for all who come through its doors."

The exhibition will run till Aug 16, from 10am to 6pm daily. Tickets are at $13 (adults) and $9 (children).