Inside Factory Obscura's Newest Temporary Experience

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If you recently listened to our podcast, then you’ve already heard me preview Factory Obscura’s newest immersive installment Time Slip: Tomorrow, Now, & Back Again. If you haven’t heard our podcast, take a pause, go listen, and then come back to finish reading more about the exhibit in depth and see pictures of the amazing new interactive art. Or just read ahead—reader’s choice.

With its fascinating and intricate maze that will keep guests occupied for quite awhile, it is easy to understand why the new Factory Obscura experience is called Time Slip. Photo courtesy Madelyn Amacher / Factory Obscura

With its fascinating and intricate maze that will keep guests occupied for quite awhile, it is easy to understand why the new Factory Obscura experience is called Time Slip. Photo courtesy Madelyn Amacher / Factory Obscura

Upon entering Time Slip, you’re greeted by two unique, and possibly familiar, creatures. While they used to stand behind a door in a previous temporary exhibit, they have made their reappearance while being slightly reimagined. The creatures don’t have an exact species name, but have been dubbed as moon creatures, space llamas, and more. Their personal names, though, are Crystal and Gem.

Beyond these creatures lies more wonders of the past, present, and future. Time Slip’s labyrinth includes more creatures and creations which guests can explore and interact with. In one corner is a stunning garden landscape area with a short staircase that leads to a colorful art piece and an overlook of the exhibit. Other areas are also filled with color, as well as many shiny surfaces all leading to the feeling of being in a futuristic atmosphere.

The mysterious moon creatures Crystal and Gem have become fan-favorites at Factory Obscura. Photo by Kiersten Stone

The mysterious moon creatures Crystal and Gem have become fan-favorites at Factory Obscura. Photo by Kiersten Stone

Artists Bianca Roland and Malcolm Zachariah are two of many Factory Obscura team members who brought the Time Slip experience to life. Photo by Kiersten Stone

Artists Bianca Roland and Malcolm Zachariah are two of many Factory Obscura team members who brought the Time Slip experience to life. Photo by Kiersten Stone

Fifteen artists collaborated in the creation of Time Slip, along with other Factory Obscura employees. Work began in mid-January to bring to reality the ideas in this immersive art experience. With nods to the past, and several past art pieces included, Time Slip also points to the future through a taste of the vision of what could be.

Factory Obscura in Oklahoma City will have Time Slip open to the public through September 30. It also has the permanent exhibit, MIX-TAPE, open for guests to explore.

Get There
Mix-Tape at Factory Obscura, 25 NW 9th St Oklahoma City, OK 73102 or TravelOK.com
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Kiersten Stone

Just a small town girl living out her city dreams, Kiersten Stone is the Research Editor for Oklahoma Today. Stone previously worked at a local newspaper and at her university’s student news organization before coming to work at the magazine. She loves the Sooner State and all it offers, from the city to the outdoors and the wildlife.

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