Do you ever wonder what your life might be life in a hundred years? Now may be your chance!
Last month, the immersive exhibit Ocean Cube—which depicts a futuristic world of human beings who live under the sea—debuted at 60 Grand Street in Soho. The exhibit reflects human life in the year 2119 through five, bioluminescent rooms. Start in the Coral Tunnel with a touchable 3D coral reef and end in the Recycle Bank, a colorful but polluted room full of bottles.
Visitors are meant to be reminded of the ocean’s beauty as well as the environmental problems our planet faces. In the third room, named the Jellyfish Station, artists have increased the scale of the jellyfish sculptures, which designers imagine would be used as vehicles in undersea life, so that the viewers’ perceptions are greatly enhanced. Randy Fernando, one of the designers, states, “Trying to replicate nature in fabrication is a difficult task. We had to combine the idea of precise manufacturing techniques and organic aesthetics. The jellyfish are meant to make you seem as if you are floating with them. They are light, delicate, and play with both color and texture. You end up immersing yourself into a tranquil and meditative state in a field of these delicate creatures and cool color tones.”
Take a trip to the deep ocean in a whirlwind time traveling adventure to see the soggy future that may be in store for the human race in a century.