Field Trip: Pace Art + Technology

April 3, 2016

Pace Gallery - Menlo Park

My awesome friend Courtney joined me on a field trip to Pace Art + Technology in Menlo Park. We both needed a time out from our busy work days and just spend some time in a creative space.

Developed by teamLab, I think of this gallery as a virtual park-esque exhibit. Art and technology are blended together making the pieces visually playful and interactive. I feel that the art is autonomous to the viewer as your mind tends to wander and develop the story around the art.

Pace Gallery - Menlo Park

Pace Gallery - Menlo Park

Pace Gallery - Menlo Park

Pace Gallery - Menlo Park

After taking a few photos, I realized that I wasn’t enjoying the gallery like I should be. Courtney said it best: we were so focused on our phone screen that we weren’t fully diving into the art pieces.

Pace Gallery - Menlo Park

Pace Gallery - Menlo Park

When we put our phones away, that’s where our minds began to wander. We created stories and saw the art from different perspective. The Crystal Room, in particular, is incredible and definitely IG-worthy, BUT!! putting the phone away made the experience that much more beautiful. We were immersed in the lights, and it felt like we were dancing in space.

The Flowers & People Room is also exceptional. We sat there and began to notice the subtle changes in the room – flowers were growing and dying, perhaps symbolizing the unending cycle of birth and death.

Pace Gallery - Menlo Park

There’s also an interactive kids room that is a definite must. I don’t have any pictures there because I was too busy making sea creatures for the ocean wall.

Pace Gallery

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