‘Superb loo art.’
That’s what it might sound like if you say Superblue Art too slowly.
Coincidence? Yes. But is it also weirdly appropriate? No, not really. Because Superblue Art is a collective who are out to do more than just scrawl some interesting platitudes on a toilet stall door. They’re here to create “experiential art”. That is, experiences rather than objects. That’s right folks, this art is immersive art.
They’ve already got a huge space in Miami (and we mean huge, it’s 50,000 sq ft), and it’s gone down extremely well there, blowing minds and vacuuming up Instagram likes. Buoyed by their success, they’re now dipping their toes in the waters of the New York and London art scenes with smaller, but nevertheless ambitious exhibits.
This side of the Atlantic, you’ll find them in the Burlington Gardens gallery in Mayfair from mid October. To create their site-specific inspiration, they’ve bussed in Anglo-Japanese duo Studio Swine, and the show they’ve devised is called Silent Fall, which is based on one of their more popular works.
So what’s it all about? Well, it’ll be set up like a forest. An infinite, futuristic forest, filled with trees of bone-white branches, and walls mirrored on all sides, so as to extend into a boundless horizon. As you wander amongst them, those trees will all produce hundreds of mist-filled bubbles, which you can pick up and handle. As each one is caught and bursts, it’ll release one of a “vast array” of forest-appropriate scents, like moss, rain and pine.
Will it be any good? Let’s hope so. But one thing’s for sure.
It’ll probably beat even the most superb loo art.
NOTE: Silent Fall opens on October 12th, and is currently booking until January 9th, 2022. Tickets cost £12-£14.50 and are available right HERE.
Superblue | 6 Burlington Gardens, W1S 3ET
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