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Take a break from reality with Refik Anadol's illusory room

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Take a break from reality with Refik Anadol's illusory room
'Infinity' by Refik Anadol takes immersive art to the next level with a spectacular use of light projection and illusions

Optical illusions are always an eye-catching factor when it comes to art, constantly challenging our brains' natural processes by playing with the simple habits of perception. If the internet hasn't blessed you with enough three - or four, or five - legged elephants, perhaps Turkish artist Refik Anadol will take your minds to the next level, by immersing you in a room filled with dazzling, hypnotic light projections.

Take a break from reality with Refik Anadol's illusory room (фото 1)

Titled 'Infinity,' Anadol creates a truly immersive psychedellic experience with the use of light projections made to immerse and alter the state of consciousness. A project that is part of the media artist's ongoing 'Temporary Immersive Environment Experiments' series, Anadol uses audio and visual installations that transform an immersants awareness of physical self.

Take a break from reality with Refik Anadol's illusory room (фото 2)

'Infinity,' in particular, stems from a three-dimensional kinetic and architectonic projection that creates the perception of a non-existing physical world. Sounds trippy, doesn't it? As you can see in the video below, these mind-altering illusory projections result in an otherworldly, almost incomprehensible experience, creating a sort of escape from one's habitual way of perceiving an environment.  

As part of Artnivo's '40 Meters 4 Walls 8 Cubes' exhibition, 'Infinity' takes place at the 14th Instanbul Biennial until 1 November.  

Jessica Fang

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