teamLab Bring Digital Art to Kyoto World Heritage Site Shimogamo Shrine

11.June.2018 | SPOT

teamLab is an ‘artist collaborative, interdisciplinary creative group’ made up of specialists including programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects – the list goes on. They work to blur together the art, science, technology and creative industries.

 

The team are bringing their Light Festival in Tadasu no Mori digital art exhibition to Shimogamo Shrine, which stands as one of seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The event will run from August 17 to September 2.

Resisting and Resonating Ovoids and Forest – Forest of Tadasu at Shimogamo Shrine
teamLab, 2018, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

 

Shimogamo Shrine sits between Kamo River and Takano River. It is one of Kyoto’s oldest shrines, having been a place of worship to countless people since old times. ‘Tadasu no Mori’ (Forest of Correction) is a sacred grove at the shrine and reminder of times gone, stretching 124,000 square meters. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1994.

Resonating Spheres – Forest of Tadasu at Shimogamo Shrine
teamLab, 2016, Interactive Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

 

teamLab will showcase the above two art displays. Light, sound and digital technology will surround the trees leading up to the shrine and gate. The exhibits will transform with the presence of people.

 

Head to one of Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines to see a fusion of tradition and modern technology.

 

■Information
Light Festival in Tadasu no Mori at the World Heritage Site of Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
Location: Shimogamo Shrine / Tadasu no Mori, 59 59 Shimogamo Izumigawacho, Sakyo, Kyoto
*Please enter the southern part of Tadasu no Mori via Mikage Dori.Running: August 17, 2018 – September 2, 2018Tickets: Lawson and MiniStop convenience stores ticket terminals.
*Loppi L-Code: 57291 / Lawson Tickets:  http://l-tike.com/tl-sg/
Time: 18:30-22:00 (Last Entries 21:30)
*Subject to change during busy times.
Price: Weekdays ¥1,000 / Weekends ¥1,200 *Free for those in elementary school and below.
*Pre-sale pair tickets available August 17-19 at ¥1,200
*Pre-sale pair tickets are limited in quantity.
*Pre-sale pair tickets will also be sold at the shrine when the event is running.*Restricted entry during busy times.
*No smoking anywhere on the shrine grounds.
*For this event, you will required a ticket to enter Tadasu no Mori area.
*No car park.
*Please arrive using public transportation.
*Please note that the event content is subject to sudden change.teamLabo Official Website: http://teamlab.art/jp/

 

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