Instead of moving through traditional gallery spaces, one will follow a path from darkened space to darkened space, each filled with light, color, and sound.

One space will feature Bill Viola’s Ascension, in which hypnotic blue light and underwater sounds enhance a film both pensive and hopeful. Another will contain Ran Hwang’s Garden of Water. In this playful and sparkling installation, light reflects of thousands of crystal sewing pins as video-projected rain showers and spiderwebs fall around the space. A third space will feature an installation by Kansas City-based guest artist Matthew Willie Garcia, whose combinations of three-dimensional prints on paper and video projections deal with transcendence and alternate realities. In the Bookey Gallery, Des Moines-based multimedia artist and Toni and Tim Urban International Artist in Residence, Oyoram, will install a room of LED monitors that will transport the viewer into a surprising, ground-shifting experience. Immersive presents art that provokes emotion and imagination as well as the eyes and ears and provides a place to step fully into the art itself.

This exhibition is organized by Curatorial Manager Laura Burkhalter.

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