So just a few days earlier, I went to Metrotown to do a little window shopping when I came across the LIGHTROOM exhibit at Grand Court (Didn’t know that was the name till I checked the website just now). However, unlike most of Metrotown’s previous exhibit, this one is fully enclosed that I couldn’t see what’s inside even when I was looking in from the second floor. Well that alone intrigues me enough to take a look.
According to Metrotown’s website:
“The LIGHTROOM is an exciting digital and visual installation, comprised of a 60 second walk-through experience tied to social media. The concept was inspired by artist Yayoi Kusama’s mirrored infinity room and the Social Soul experience at the 2014 TED Conference. The Lightroom measures 20 feet by 35 feet and will immerse the customer in an illusion of thousands of twinkling lights.”
So apparently, this exhibit also have a social media aspect. If you take a picture in the LIGHTROOM and upload it to Twitter and Instagram, you entered for a chance to win $1000! Well, I don’t have a Twitter or Instagram account.
In terms of the lineup, it’s actually quite decent since the turnover is literally 60 seconds. So even though I was at the back of the line, I made it to the front in roughly 10-15 minutes, which is not bad. (But then again, I was there on a weekday, not sure how weekend would look)
As for the exhibit, well… it was nothing too special. Unfortunately, my expectation bar is set a bit too high (I was expecting some kind of laser light show and the likes). The room is simply a mirror room with different colored lights. (No music either) Having said that, it is still quite photogenic. Here’s my picture of the LIGHTROOM:
So there you have it, the LIGHTROOM is still fairly interesting, and the short waiting time means you won’t waste too much time. I would recommend it as a “stop and smell the roses” moment.