seismique houston reviews. When I first heard that a new museum was going to be opening in Houston last year, I was very interested. Besides Seismiques catchy name and the few pictures Id seen online, I wonderedwas it a museum or an art installation? I was wondering if it was worthwhile to make the trip there.
Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the one-of-a-kind event. So what is it? A multimedia gallery with out-of-this-world exhibits that even those unfamiliar with art can appreciate. There are no masterpieces by Van Gogh or Picasso on display here, but around every corner is a new visual treat. How did they manage to fit so many different themed art rooms into what used to be a Bed, Bath & Beyond? Honestly, where do people find these ideas?
Steve Kopelman and Josh Corley, two adventurers and creators of haunted houses and escape rooms, saw a need for art that doesn’t fit in traditional museum settings and came up with the idea for Seismique. A concept for a hands-on, guest-friendly interactive space was developed by the pair. They moved into the 40,000-square-foot former Bed, Bath & Beyond location and like to joke that the only thing they kept was the Beyond.
At the front door, a robot greeted me. Hes not controlled by a remote puppeteer. Hes A.I. all the way. The lobby is like a giant adult coloring book, decorated in black and white retro-futuristic art. This is just the beginning of the numerous photo opportunities concealed in Seismique’s magnificent halls. You’ll be in Instagram paradise. Uniqueness and individuality are hallmarks of each individually designed and decorated guest room.
Visitors must schedule their trips in advance, wear masks at all times, and follow other socially distancing protocols. One of the three doors will lead you to your destination. Given that different artists worked on each segment, there is no consistent aesthetic throughout, but the creators did a great job of tying together the various themes. Many of them can be played with by the audience. Everything is fascinating.
Some of the chances to participate in dialogue may go unnoticed. You can modify the ambiance of multiple rooms with one click using an app. An interactive digital waterfall that responds to your physical motions is available. You can alter the sounds by adjusting the sliders. There doesn’t appear to be any rationale for any of this, and that could be the point. Learning the solution is only half the fun.