For most of us, art museums and exhibitions can be pretty boring, right? You walk into an exhibition, you look at paintings you don’t even understand and walk out learning nothing new. But this is 2019 fellas, and things have changed. Art, as we know it, will never be the same. And it’s all thanks to the world’s first-ever digital arts museum in Japan. Yes! We are talking about the Mori Building Digital Art Museum- teamLab Borderless in Japan. Bring the first museum in the world devoted to digital art, they use digital projectors to create digital artworks which move on the floors, walls, and ceiling. The best part? It’s interactive, which means you can interact with these stunning pieces and watch them respond to your movement. Yes, that thing is real, people!
For the unaware, teamLab is an interdisciplinary group of ultra technologists which has specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects. teamLab has been holding pop-up art exhibitions in major cities like Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo since it was founded in 2001. But ‘borderless’ is their first-ever permanent exhibition which was launched in June 2018 in Tokyo. Their aim is to explore a relationship between humans and nature through art. So, scroll down to know more about this jaw-dropping museum which should totally be on your must-visit list!
What is teamLab Borderless All About?
This is a three-dimensional, 10,000 square meter space which uses 520 computers, 470 projectors and 100 ultra-technologists that bring together professionals from various fields like engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, and architects to create this unique, interactive art.
Each of the display is interactive and responds which creates an ever-changing display of light and color. All the digital artwork creates an experience which stimulates all five senses. The museum is divided into five sections- Borderless World, Athletics Forest, Future Park, Forest of Lamps and the En Tea house.
What All to Witness?
There are a bunch of things that are just WOW and totally Instagrammable. Trust us guys, once you step in there are tons of things which will make you stunned for sure!
Crystal World: It is one of the most popular sections inside the museum. You can have fun as the light and colours change with your movement. It is really a trippy and surprisingly one of the best places for photos in the museum because of the incredible light produced by the hanging LED strands and the mirrored walls.
Forest of Resonating Lamps: It is one of the breathtaking areas where you are totally surrounded by lanterns and their ever-changing colours. It is a mirrored room that is filled with hanging lamps that alternate soft colors as you move around. The effect is really spectacular and the room appears to be infinite!
Flower Forest: Here, you will witness the stages of the flower life cycle in a flamboyant manner. Flowers will bloom, wilt and sprout again in this video-mapping masterpiece highlighting and you will see how there are no boundaries between humans and nature.
The Athletics Forest: All the kids out there, this is digital art playground where you can play. From illuminated trampolines to whales swimming on the walls, trust us this area kids will just love.
The Nest: Located on the second level, this place is worth going! It allows you to stay there for 20 to 30 mins to enjoy. While in the nest, you can lie down on a suspended cargo net in a 360-degree projection room. It honestly can’t get better than this!
The memory of Topography: This room is filled with rolling hills of lilies and it really feels like you’re strolling through a meadow as the seasons change. Also, it is one of the most Instagrammed spots in the museum!
EN Tea House: This tea house at teamLab Borderless is very special. After you are being served with tea, flowers bloom infinitely as long as there is tea in the teacup. But of course, digitally!
This definitely sounds like one hell of a unique concept. So, if you ever get a chance to visit Tokyo, then make sure you pay a visit to this place.
Where: MORI Building Digital Art Museum, Japan
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