Immerse Yourself in Japan’s Cherry Blossoms at teamLab Planets This Spring

12.February.2020 | SPOT

Tokyo’s interactive art museum teamLab Planets TOKYO DMM, located in Toyosu, consists of several exhibition spaces where visitors become part of the art by moving through them. After opening in July 2018, 1.25 million visitors from 106 countries and regions visited within one year. The museum is famously known for its large mirror-walled room of water with an interactive projection mapping display where visitors move barefoot through the water to influence the beautiful display on the water’s surface.

 

With the coming of spring, teamLab Planets is giving two of their attractions a sakura makeover. The new attractions will run from March 1 to April 30, 2020.

The Floating in the Falling Universe of Flowers exhibition, where visitors are showered in beautiful flowers which grow and change overtime, will be replacing the flowers with cherry blossoms for spring. 

The famous attraction Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People – Infinity, where visitors move through water barefoot, will also be transforming for spring. The koi fish projection mapping will be replaced by an infinite number of cherry blossoms, which will gently fall apart as you move through the water and reform elsewhere. 

 

As spring arrives in Japan and the cycle of life is born again, teamLab’s world of digital art is the perfect place to explore changing seasons and the beautiful cycle of nature. 

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    [Niigata] Sado Island Galaxy Art Festival

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    Running: Until October 2, 2021

    Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/497645

     

     

     

    [Hokkaido] JOZANKEI NATURE LUMINARIE – WATER LIGHT VALLEY

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    Running: Until October 20, 2021

    Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/487231

     

     

     

    [Kyoto] Japanese Landscapes Discovered: Views from and for the Outside World

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    [Saga] VOLVO teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live

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    [Hyogo] Rokko Meets Art -Art Walk 2021-

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    Animals of Flowers, Symbiotic Lives II – teamLab, 2019

     

     

    Soft Terrain and Granular Topography –  teamLab, 2020

     

     

    Flutter of Butterflies, Ephemeral Life –  teamLab, 2020

     

     

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    VOLVO teamLab: A Forest where Gods Live

     

     

    Works that change with the seasons 

     

    Forest and Spiral of Resonating Lamps in the Forest – One Stroke, Autumn Mountain, teamLab, 2018.

     

     

     

    Flowers Bloom in an Infinite Universe inside a Teacup, teamLab, 2016.

     

     

     

    Newly Opened Works

     

    Light Sculpture of Flames, teamLab, 2016.

     

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    Life Survives by the Power of Life II, 2021.

     

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    Autonomous Resonating Life and Resonating Trees, teamLab, 2017.

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    Unique, never-before-seen orchids

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    Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People – Infinity

    The museum’s Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People – Infinity exhibit will transform into bright colours for the summer season from July 21 to August 6. The digital artwork sees koi swim on the surface of water that stretches out into infinity. Visitors can walk into the water. The movement of the koi is influenced by the presence of people in the water and also other koi. When the fish collide with people they turn into flowers and scatter.

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    teamLab Forest Fukuoka is getting a makeover for the summer season from July 17. Look out for seasonal digital installations including a bed of bright yellow sunflowers, animals made of summer flowers walking around, and more.

     

    Summer Digital Artworks

     

    Shifting Valley, Living Creatures of Flowers, Symbiotic Lives

     

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    Soft Terrain and Granular Topography, 2020

     

    Flutter of Butterflies, Ephemeral Life

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    Catching and Collecting Flutter of Butterflies Beyond Borders | teamLab, 2021

    The world brought about by 5G will be a borderless world. The boundaries between the real world and the digital world will disappear, as will the boundaries between the world and language. KDDI and teamLab started this project in order to let you experience such a future.

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    The art installation is the newest to arrive following Walk, Walk, Walk Home which ran until June 27.

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    MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab

     

    Sketch Aquarium: Connected World

    teamLab describes this exhibit:

     

    The fish drawn by everyone swim around in this aquarium.

    Color in a fish on the paper provided. See the picture you have drawn come to life in the massive aquarium in front of you, swimming together with the fish drawn by other people. If you touch the swimming fish, they will swim away. If you touch the food bags, you can also feed the fish.

     

    The tuna you draw will transcend the boundaries of the artwork and swim out into the Sketch Aquariums and Sketch Oceans of exhibitions around the world. And the tuna drawn in other parts of the world may appear and swim in the Sketch Aquarium right in front of you.

     

     

    Sharing Rock Mass, Transcending Space

    teamLab describes this exhibit:

     

    A rock mass floats in the world of the teamLab Borderless museum in Shanghai. The rock mass floats through the hallway of teamLab Borderless Shanghai and sinks into the wall. The rock mass transcends the physical space of the museum itself, the part that sinks into the wall appears in the world of the teamLab Borderless museum in Tokyo.

     

    When people touch the part of the rock mass emerging in Tokyo, it shines with blue light. This light flows to the rock mass sunken into the wall in Shanghai. When people touch the part of the rock mass sunken into the wall in Shanghai, it shines with a red light which flows to the rock mass here in Tokyo. When red light flows into the rock mass, it indicates that someone in Shanghai is touching the rock mass.

     

    teamLab is represented by Pace Gallery, Martin Browne Contemporary and Ikkan Art International.

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    Flowers and People − A Whole Year per Hour by teamLab, 2020.

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    Noor Riyadh is a new citywide annual festival of light and art organized by Riyadh Art, the first national public art initiative in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which transforms the city of Riyadh into a gallery without walls, and a creative powerhouse for the digital age. The Noor Riyadh festival consists of numerous public art installations across the city; “Light Upon Light: Light Art since the 1960s,” a landmark exhibition of light art; and a diverse program of talks, workshops and events.

  • Play the Public LovePiano at Toyosu in Tokyo

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    Yamaha has set up its iconic yellow LovePiano inside Toyosu Foresia in Tokyo where it will stay until April 20. The piano is for public use so anyone can show off their playing skills.

     

    The LovePiano was built to get more people having a go at playing pianos and music in general. It has seen to over 50 locations in Japan from Shinjuku Station to Shinagawa Station, Sapporo Station, Osaka International Airport, and elsewhere.

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