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360 Video: Inside the 'Infinity Room,' newest gallery at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Three new galleries to see at Scottsdale museum
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Posted at 7:25 PM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 09:10:13-04

The latest art installation at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art will take people to the wall's edge -- literally -- and a bit beyond.

It's called the "Infinity Room" and was created by Refik Anadol, a Los Angelos-based media artist.

The "room" itself is a 12' X 12' X 12' box with mirrors on the ceiling and floor. Four high-powered projectors display a 12-minute sequence of moving shapes, lines, and patterns along the walls, ceiling, and flooring that make the space feel endless.

Take a 360-degree tour of the installation below:

"It's basically an artwork that you can walk into. You become part of it," said Julie Ganas, curator of programming for the museum. "It's meant when you walk in to appear like you are walking into infinity."

As the projections scroll across people's faces, shoes and clothing, soft ambient music plays in the background.

Because of the size of the box and the nature of the experience, the museum will give people a timed-ticket to go inside. It is typically limited to four people at a time with four minutes to explore. 

It also comes with a warning: people who have epilepsy or experience seizures or dizziness probably should skip this gallery.

The exhibition will be at the museum through September 30, 2018.

The museum has two other exhibitions right now:

WILD THING: ADVENTURES WITH THE PERMANENT COLLECTION

More than 130 drawings, paintings, pictures, and sculptures make up the museum's "Wild Things" exhibition. According to the website, it "celebrates all things animal" and "explores the relationship between artist and animal and its enduring relevance in contemporary art."

It features two drawings from famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, along with pieces from Arizona artists.

LYDIA OKUMURA'S SITUATIONS

This exhibit showcases a handful of the Brazilian artist's artwork throughout her career.

Like "Infinity Room," Okumura also explores perspective and dimension, the museum said. Instead of technology, she uses paper, string, glass, wire, and sunlight.

IF YOU GO:
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Where: 7374 East Second Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday - Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.
Admission: $10 for adults and $7 for students. Free for children 15 and younger.
Free days: Thursdays, and after 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.