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AORA

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--> The current COVID-19 situation makes some of us may feel less inclined to visit art museums and galleries the way we use to. Now comes the time to explore space and art in a different way.

Clicking around the internet for inspirations, I discovered AORA– their website describes it as “a virtual platform that instills a sense of calm and wellbeing through the curated meeting of art, architecture and music.”

Their use of color induces a sense of calm and minimizes fatigue. Behind the introductory text, the background gradually fades between soft ochre and lavender, the colors that reminds one of our connection to the earth.

The experience of AORA simulates the physical navigation of an individual through exhibition space. Provided with a menu of keys for how and where to go, I pointed upward and saw an open ceiling reminding me of James Turrell’s Roden Crater.

What enlivens the atmosphere of this virtual space is in the playing with light and color. For stance, the varying …