When it comes to fancy schmancy digital art museums, teamLab is taking the cake. If you have seen photos of stunning pictures similar to the ones below, then most likely it is one of the works of teamLab. The group has been making waves in this past couple of years with their prominent exhibitions in Singapore, London, Paris, and Shenzhen.
And now, teamLab has this really cool digital art museum titled the ‘Mori Building Digital Art Museum: EPSON teamLab Borderless’ which would lure anybody just by the beautiful photos of the museum. The museum features three-dimensional 10,000 square meter space, 520 computers, and 470 projectors to create a whole different world where you can lose yourself in.
There are 5 sections to this digital art museum: Borderless World, Athletics Forest, Future Park, Forest of Lamps and the En Tea House. Among the 5 sections of the museum, ‘Borderless World’ is the central theme of the exhibition and the biggest. The ‘Borderless World’ exhibit moves freely throughout the whole museum, moving from room to room, blending into other exhibits. Similar to their previous digital art exhibits, they feature interactive exhibits where visitors are encouraged to touch, disrupt, add, or follow, which enables the visitors to manipulate the artwork. Since the digital artworks transforms through the interaction of the visitors, no two visits will be the same. Thereby, giving each visitor a unique experience and also unique photos which would be a tad different from one another. The changes in the artwork are due to ‘smart learning’.
Inverted Globe, Giant Connecting Block Town
One of the things you can experience in this TeamLab exhibition is the Inverted Globe, Giant Connecting Block Town which is part of the ‘Athletics Forest’ section. As the name of the section implies, ‘Athletics Forest’ is an exhibition which relies on physical activity to enhance learning and improve spacial recognition ability. Hence, it is ideal for those who are into physically challenging activities and enjoy exploring the world with their bodies. Inverted Globe, Giant Connecting Block Town is a fun space where you can build a town by arranging blocks of houses, stations, buildings, vehicles, railways, roads, and waterways which evolves as the digital town progresses.
Sliding through the Fruit Field
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This exhibition is about Learn & Play! It is part of the ‘Future Park’ section in the museum. ‘Future Park’ is a project which focuses on education through working together creatively. It is an amusement park where visitors can creatively have fun with others. Sliding through the Fruit Field features a huge slide which has various fruits and bouncing balls of different colors on the slide. You would be the sunlight and as you slide down, the sunlight energy would hit the balls which would knock off the fruits and cause them to grow. The balls have many different colors to represent certain things such as water and honeybee.
One Stroke, Metropolis
This display is part of ‘Forest of Lamps’. ‘Forest of Lamps’ is an exhibit full of lamps in which the nearest lamps to you would shine brightly when you stand close to them. Gradually, the light would spread to other lamps. As the light responds to human interactions, you would notice if someone else is in the room. The arrangement of the lights is mathematically calculated. Like the other exhibitions in ‘Forest of Lamps’, One Stroke, Metropolis proves to be a place where you can capture many Instagram-worthy photos (although we can say that for all the exhibits in this museum by TeamLab).
En Tea House
Before you leave, be sure to check out the En Tea House where you can sip a cup of tea while enjoying some tea magic. In this exhibition, visitors can enjoy some tea where flowers bloom infinitely inside the cup as long as there is tea in your cup. After making the tea, visitors can sip the tea and see the flowers disappear after the tea is gone.
You can easily lose track of time as you immerse yourself into this wonderful world of the digital art museum. Foods and drinks are not available in the museum but you are allowed to go in and out of the museum with your ticket so, you can enjoy the many restaurants in Odaiba. But make sure to let the staff know that you would like to re-enter the museum later. Please keep in mind that the re-entry is only for the same day, you cannot re-enter on another day. Enjoy!
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