MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab Borderless
Grand opening on 21 June 2018
Odaiba Palette Town
Palette Town is one of the major attractions of Odaiba, Tokyo’s waterfront district, with a large Ferris wheel, popular shopping mall VenusFort and Toyota showroom MEGA WEB.
Soon the large commercial complex will add to its facilities a full-scale digital art museum produced by teamLab, a globally known creative collective consisting of engineers, mathematicians, architects, graphic designers and other tech specialists.
Digital Art Museum “Borderless”
The new museum is the fruit of collaboration between teamLab and MORI Building, a major real estate developer in Tokyo and also known as a promoter of culture, with the Mori Art Museum and the Mori Arts Center Gallery at Roppongi Hills. Epson Group has joined the museum to lend a hand with numerous projectors, totaling 470.
The digital art museum, spread over 10,000 square meters, will provide “borderless” experiences to visitors. By interactively participating in digital art installations and becoming part of them, visitors will be able to transcend the boundaries between the spectator and the artwork, and between self and others.
teamLab Borderless: five worlds with 50 installations
The Borderless consists of five worlds, filled with some 50 digital installations created by teamLab.
1. Borderless World
People move, connect with others and have perceptions through the body. Likewise, art also has physicality to relate with humans in a temporal order. It is such artworks that constitute a borderless world.
2. teamLab Athletics Forest
This is a unique, brand-new athletic field to improve spatial abilities, inducing growth of the hippocampus, a brain structure crucial to learning, memory and spatial analysis.
“Light Three-dimensional Bouldering”, to climb and boulder on glittering gemstones that are placed three-dimensionally in the air.
“Pyon Pyon Universe” featuring the lifecycle of the stars, where you sink, jump and leapfrog over people nearby.
“Aerial Climbing through a Flock of Colored Birds” to navigate through a mysterious space full of colourful birds, using connected boards floating in the air, trying not to fall.
3. Learn & Play! Future Park
Play with others and create the world by freeing the imagination at this “amusement park” (Read related article).
teamLab, 2013-, Interactive Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi, teamLab
4. Forest of Resonating Lamps – One Stroke
When a person stops near an electrical lamp, it glows brightly and emits a sound. The light bifurcates into lines, again and again, until they eventually meet at the first lamp.
5. EN Tea House
Make a bowl of tea, and flowers bloom one after another, creating an infinite world inside the bowl. Drink it.
inside a Teacup
teamLab, 2016, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
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