This Psychedelic Digital Art Museum is a Must-See in Tokyo

The 10,000-square-meter space will be teamLab’s first-ever permanent exhibition, comprising 50 artworks including Untitled, a psychedelic room of projected waterfalls that cascade onto a raised area mimicking water-worn boulders.

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Tokyo Bay’s popular Odaiba district is about to add another draw with the June 21 opening of Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless. The first such museum of its kind, it’s a joint effort between property developers Mori Building and teamLab, a design collective that aims to “liberate art from physical constrictions” through the use of technology.

This 10,000-square-meter space will be teamLab’s flagship venue, and their first-ever permanent exhibition will comprise 50 artworks including Untitled, a psychedelic room of projected waterfalls that cascade onto a raised area mimicking water-worn boulders, and Forest of Resonating Lamps, a Yayoi Kusama–esque setup where a mass of hanging lanterns respond to human actions by changing color.

Also under the same roof, the Athletics Forest offers a series of unusual spaces to explore: those with an adventurous streak can opt for an indoor climbing activity that teamLab calls “3-D light bouldering.” All told, it makes for a sensory, immersive experience that promises to break down the traditional barriers between art and viewer.

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This article originally appeared in the June/July 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Off the Wall”).

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