Olympus teams up with the Palais de Tokyo for a series of perspective-defying interactive exhibits.
Japanese photography giant Olympus brings its ‘Perspective Playground’ project to Paris from October 28-November 25 2015, inviting visitors to participate in interactive exhibits at the Palais de Tokyo. Arming every visitor with a camera (yours for the duration of the visit) and a memory card (yours to keep), the exhibit turns the visitor into an artist-of-sorts themselves, by taking high-quality photos of the dedicated installations and playing around with various purpose-designed filters. From Erik Olofson’s beguiling ‘White Noise’ (an imposing steel mobile) to Martin Butler’s grand-scale optical illusion ‘Chambres des Âmes’, the backrooms of the Palais have been turned into a dream-like world in which each artwork is a challenge to conventional perspectives. Up on the second floor, Olympus also showcase their work in medical imaging with the help of artist Susi Sie, who specialises in capturing microscopic algae and crystalline substances. If you like what you see (huge, blown-up, voluptuous spirals), you can also try your hand at various creative workshops.
TRANSLATION: HUW OLIVER