Recently I went to the Dublin Science Gallery to check out the current exhibition they have on about Illusion. It was an interesting exhibition, maybe a little ambitious. Some of the installations were pointless and not stimulating, and unfortunately quite a few were not working when I visited. There were a few really good pieces though, my favourite was the ‘Die Falle’ piece that gives the illusion of being an actual moving animation. It was weirdly captivating and kind of creepy, but good creepy. I took a short video of the piece:
I also liked this piece; You Here Now which makes a picture of you from thousands of pictures from all over the internet that are constantly changing. Her is a picture it made of my sister and I.
They also had a collection of bottles with things inside them ranging from a golf ball, to a pair of shoes. It was mind boggling trying to figure how they did it (The bottles have not been cut, heated or cooled and the bottle was not blown around the item. The bottles have not been manipulated in any. Everything was put in through the neck of the bottle). It was pretty cool.
Overall it was a decent exhibition, and it was free so that’s always a bonus. If you’re around Dublin I’d recommend seeing it.
Coincidentally, that same day I went to the cinema and ended up watching ‘Now You See Me’, a movie that is all about illusion! And an extremely enjoyable movie at that. One of the best movies I have seen in a long time. Totally unpredictable and thrilling.