Oculus Outing: Reality Projector & Blue Ribbon Sushi
The Oculus Team spent a lovely late afternoon and early evening outside of the office. We traveled to the Marciano Art Foundation to view and be inspired by Olafur Elliason’s Reality Projector and afterwards visited Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar, one of our award-winning hospitality projects!
At Marciano Art Foundation we were awed by the expansiveness of Ellison’s warehouse-sized video projection. To experience light and art combined, was right up our alley as lighting designers! According to MAF’s website, “For his exhibition at the foundation, titled Reality projector (2018), Eliasson has conceived of a seemingly simple, yet complex installation that uses projected light and the existing architecture of the space to create a dynamic shadow play. The artwork references the space’s former function as a theater as well as the history of filmmaking in the city by turning the entire space into an abstract, three-dimensional film.“
We continued our meandering through MAF’s art collection and encountered textural paintings and a large installation that was comprised of furniture and household relics.
At Blue Ribbon Sushi, we were presented with a ‘sushi boat’, an assortment of various kinds of sushi, each bite more unbelievably delicious than the last! After all the walking about and art viewing at Marciano Art Foundation, this was a fulfilling treat and we were all able to properly appreciate the atmosphere and mood created with Oculus’ lighting design at the restaurant.
To cap the night off we got old fashioned style ice cream from Bennett’s! I scream, you scream, we all scream for more Oculus’ team adventures!