Museum of Illusions have garnered a large audience in the contemporary world, not only because they mix science and art to play cool tricks, but also because they make you think out-of-the-box and question reality.
They’re known to leave the audience in wonderment by using different perspectives to trick our human brain. Like the famous viral video of a chimpanzee being amused by a magic trick, the Museum of Illusions have us amazed too. But this isn’t a new concept, there is ancient history tied to it.
Ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians and the Greeks were intrigued by optical phenomena, so they worked on what we know as modern-day optical illusion. The Greek architects used optical illusions to make their architectural marvels look slender and colossal, while the Egyptian craftsmen used it to bring prominence to certain subjects in their artworks.
Modern-day Museum of Illusions offer various optical illusions to keep the visitors on their toes. Some make you wonder, some make you question logic, all leave you amused:
Distorting shape and size, this room changes perspective when viewed from a certain angle. It creates the illusion that people change size when they move around the room.
Everyone’s favorite, the Infinity Room uses mirrors and lights to create a repetitive effect of a never ending room. Hence the name, Infinity.
If you get dizzy easily, this one might not be for you, but is equally fun nonetheless. The tunnel equips a moving ceiling and walls that give off the illusion that the ground beneath you is moving.
Every creative’s dream, this is where imaginative ideas are born. Using various mediums and distortion, these artworks change shape when viewed from a certain angle.
Making you question the start and end point, these objects seem like they’re never ending. Defying laws of physics has never been more fun.
The Museum of Illusions is a modern twist on age-old interests in visual perceptions. If you’re into mixing art with science and questioning reality, stay tuned because 633 Wonder World is bringing one of the finest Museum of Illusions in Pakistan’s first indoor Amusement Mall!