Photo credit: MoMI/Chiho Aoshima
There’s sure to be a crush of people this Saturday the 15th, but you’ll still want to catch the reopening of the Museum of the Moving Image. Pitched right across from the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios (Paramount Pictures began there), the sleek, minimalist digs offer expanses of cool, white marble-ish material that seems to swathe everything, a multitude of theaters, a chockablock historical collection (with a layout that improves upon its dingy predecessor) and even a sweeping staircase for making grand entrances.
But the most stunning experience might be the Real Virtuality exhibit on the top floor. Its six installations pull together innovative artists who use video game engines, motion-trackers, 3-D video projections, and advanced image processing hacks to create simulated worlds that pull the visitor into mesmerizing interactions with the exhibits.
Here’s the full release on the website of the Mayor’s Office of Film,Theatre, and Broadcasting.
Watch for our in-depth look at the new MoMI in an upcoming post. Until then, just go and enjoy. You won’t be disappointed.