DUBAI: Dubai’s newest art attraction features a Japanese inspired exhibition full of imaginative and transformative light art installations.
Infinity des Lumières is showcasing the works of Van Gogh “The Starry Night”, Dreamed Japan “The images of the floating world” and Verse, running for a total duration of 62 minutes 33 seconds.
The Japanese art show, created and produced by DannyRose studio, allows visitors to step inside a dreamlike space, where the poetically beautiful world of 19th century Japan floats all around them, blending seamlessly Hokusai’s portraits with enchanting landscapes and marvels of the sea, by transforming them into a virtual reality that is vivid and powerful.
Dreamed Japan was chosen to accompany the main exhibition dedicated to Van Gogh, in recognition of his fascination with “Japonisme.” The production, by the Danny Rose Studio, with L. Frigola, C. Peri, S. Carrubba and P. Ciucci, pays homage to the widespread influence of Japanese 19th century art, culture and tradition on famous artists of the time.
The exhibition lasts 11 minutes and 55 seconds and uses a total for 240 images along with innovative digital technology to create the vivid imagery.
The total number of working hours spent in the production of Dreamed Japan show was 1,000 hours.
Van Gogh’s exhibition was created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto, Luca Longobardi and Massimiliano Siccardi and lasts for a total time of 35 minutes and 28 seconds. It also uses 163 images.
The third art installation, Verse by Thomas Vanz, lasts 15 minutes and does not use any images as it is a fully digital creation.
Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), inaugurated Infinity des Lumières on June 28. The Japanese Ambassador to the UAE Akihiko Nakajima attended the inauguration as well.
The museum officially opened to visitors on July 1 at the Dubai Mall, with tickets sold at 100 AED (¥3,000 Yen) for adults and AED 50 (¥1,500 Yen) for children under 13.