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Kingdom of Colors

ON VIEW November 10 – 29 | Recommended for Ages 6+


ON VIEW - NOVEMBER 10-29 w/ DAILY EVENING (5:30pm-10/11pm) ADMISSION for 21+ and DAYTIME (10am-5pm) ADMISSION Recommended for AGES 6+ *  > BUY TICKETS

Kingdom of Colors is an immersive visual experience from French filmmaker Thomas Blanchard and artist Oilhack, soundtracked by Lyon-based composer Leonardo Villiger. 

Immerse yourself into the world of dreamlike colorful liquids in motion showcased via our state-of-the-art 270 degree wall projections. Watch how this unique and innovative visual installation pushes the limits of engineering and creativity using the new possibilities afforded by advances in filmmaking and camera technology. 

This piece is a successful continuation of French filmmaker Thomas Blanchard’s creative experiments with colorful liquids, as most recently seen in his work for the Apple's commercial of iPhone X. Using a mix of paint, oil, and liquid soap, Thomas Blanchard and Oilhack create islands and oceans of bright colors, rocking us smoothly through circular moves of liquids in motion. Every frame of the video has been shot with macro lenses. The result offers a fluid and otherworldly composition of interacting colors, a kind of surreal and psychedelic experience.

Thomas Blanchard is a Lyon, France based graphic and motion designer and Oilhack is a multidisciplinary artist and co-founder of WeAreColorful based in Lyon, France.

To further the colorful experience the exhibit will showcase interactive works of NOIRFLUX & TIM THOMPSON.

To spark your taste buds — and your imagination — ARTECHOUSE creative team will present an extended selection of the Augmented Reality Activations & Cocktails to complement the new installation. Make sure to download the free AR app (search "ARTECHOUSE") via Google Play or iTunes Store before your visit. 

KINGDOM OF COLOR exhibition is on view November 10 - 29 with daily Evening (5:30p.m.-10/11p.m.) admission for 21 + and Daytime (10a.m. - 5p.m.) admissions for Ages 6+*   > Buy tickets now.

ARTECHOUSE is located at The Portals between Smithsonian and L’Enfant Plaza metro stations in Southwest, DC, at 1238 Maryland Ave., just down the street from the Mandarin Oriental hotel.  > Plan your visit.

*The installation is recommended for ages 6+ during daytime admissions. Tickets are required for all attending, except babies in body carriers. 

Plan Your Visit

  • November 10, 2017 - November 26, 2017
  • 10:00 - 23:00


Located right in the heart of Washington, D.C., ARTECHOUSE is a few blocks away from the Smithsonian and L’Enfant Plaza metro stations and just down the street from the Mandarin Oriental hotel. > Hours, directions, FAQ's…

The address is 1238 Maryland Ave SW, Washington DC 20024

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