Contributed by Kenny Phang.
In collaboration with Defy Media.
REXPERIENCE (RXP.KL), an immersive digital art gallery is opening its doors in the former cinema hall of REXKL, the creative and cultural hub in downtown Kuala Lumpur, starting with their first multi-artist exhibition, “Other World” on 20 September 2023. RXP.KL seeks to transform the historic REX Cinema—once the cultural epicentre of Petaling Street— into a modern, immersive rt space. Integrating cutting-edge digital art, RXP.KL aims to spark curiosity, foster a sense of wonder and exploration, and make art accessible to all.
Conceived as a community for lifelong learners and explorers eager to immerse themselves in artistic wonder, RXP.KL has made a significant commitment to this new media. By allocating millions in Ringgit to immersive audiovisual, motion capture, and sensor technologies, RXP.KL is able to craft immersive experiences in its 8,800 sq. ft. former cinema hall, enriching the diverse art, culture, and food landscape of REXKL’s expansive 60,000 sq. ft. space.
“At REXPERIENCE, we’re redefining what an art gallery can be—it’s a chance to step into a world where technology and creativity meet in amazing ways. Our vision is to create exhibitions that spark discovery and inspiration amongst art lovers, young innovators, and travellers in search of genuine creative, cultural and shared experiences,” said Sébastien Jurkowski, CEO and Creative Director of RXP.KL.
RXP.KL’s inaugural exhibit, “Other World” is a groundbreaking digital art experience that redefines traditional art-viewing. This immersive journey takes visitors through cosmic, natural, urban, and abstract dimensions, offering a transcendent escape into realms of enchantment and creativity. With three main immersive exhibits and interludes for reflection, the one-hour show promises a transformative experience that honours the limitless possibilities of art. Explore this immersive digital art exhibit from 20 September 2023 to 20 January 2024. Shown by the hour every day from 10 am to 10 pm, visitors can immerse themselves in:
Awe-Inspiring Journeys in “Annihilation” by Colas Fiszman and Jonas Margraf; where dance, technology, and music intertwine to create a captivating narrative. Delve into a realm where innovation and consequences merge, painting a vivid picture of humanity’s complex relationship with technology. Experience the immersive tale that resonates deeply.
Unveiling Nature’s Hidden Geometry in “Foreign Nature” by Julius Horsthuis and Ben Lukas Boysen; is an exploration of intricate fractals that unveil the hidden geometry of the universe. These mesmerising fractals transcend mere creation, inviting you to wonder in new dimensions and discover nature’s mathematical marvels.
Traditional Masterpieces Revived in “Yume” by Fahmi Hosnan and Ashish Khilnani come alive, bridging history and innovation. Witness traditional masterpieces reimagined through projection and motion, forging a connection between past and present. From delicate landscapes to the iconic The Great Wave off Kanagawa, experience a symphony of treasures that redefines the boundaries of artistic expression.
Intermittent interlude artworks between shows by both global and local artists will provide moments of contemplation and connection, ensuring a complete and immersive experience.
Guided by REXKL’s adaptive reuse philosophy, RXP.KL aims to transform the historic cinema space into a renewed hub for cultural exchange and community engagement.
“REXPERIENCE is transformative space that reimagines the legacy of REX Cinema. By adding an immersive art experience, we’re not just preserving history, we’re writing REXKL’s future. This collaboration between co-founders Eugene Yeo and Sébastien Jurkowski will allow us to blend multidisciplinary art form and technology to create a new kind of entertainment and artistic expression,” said Shin Chang, architect and Co-Founder of REXKL.
Experience firsthand the immersive and authentic encounters that await within RXP.KL’s immersive space get your tickets now at www.rxpkl.com
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With Live Performance RM80.00