Meet ‘Imaginaria’, the supernatural pop-up event hitting Melbourne post lockdown

Meet ‘Imaginaria’, the supernatural pop-up event hitting Melbourne post lockdown

Image by Martin Adams
Words by Tom Parker

Melbourne’s getting a new multi-sensory installation.

As Melbourne begins to envisage some sort of normality on the horizon, there’s an exciting new immersive event in the pipeline that will dust off everyone’s lockdown blues.

Slated to open from Thursday November 26 at Docklands, Imaginaria will present an otherworldly real-life experience for punters daring to transcend their minds. Combining light, sound, sculpture and scent, the event will be spread across several interactive environments including an ethereal light maze, a black hole simulator, a mystical secret garden and an echo cave.

Those who enter will step into an hour-long adventure transporting them to the future in a whimsical concoction of technology and imagination. Imaginaria have billed it as “Part game. Part gallery. Part journey.” and by the early look of it, there’s going to be some serious mind-bending going on.

Imaginaria has been conceptualised by Creative Director Nick Ennis alongside a host of fashion designers, musicians, architects, audio-visual artists and creatives. With the mundanity of lockdown bogging us down, this could be the creative infusion Melbourne needs as we begin to pervade some sort of normality.

Imaginaria comes to Docklands, Melbourne from Thursday November 26 until Sunday January 31. More info here.

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