At MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab Borderless, co-operated by Mori Building and teamLab, you can experience limited time winter works of art until December 31st (Tue)
※Some works can still be experienced after December 31st.
teamLab is an collective, interdisciplinary group whose collaborative practice in fields of art, science, technology, design and the natural world join together to bring brand new visual presentation to the public. Various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, and architects form teamLab. Opened in Odaiba on June 21st, 2018, it has hosted 2.3 million people in just one year and was selected as a popular destination by TIME Magazine's “World's Greatest Places 2019”
The name of the facility “Borderless” means blurring the boundaries between “artwork and artwork”, “artwork and viewer”, “oneself and others”. Visitors can “wander around, explore and discover” freely in a space of 10,000 square meters connected by visual designs and performances continuously without boundaries.
In the museum, you can experience interactive art that uses the latest technology to change dynamically whenever artworks are touched. Moreover, one of the highlights is that the production changes depending on the seasons in Japan, so the visual performances vary depending on the time you visit.
Allow me to introduce artworks that can only be seen in the winter at this international hub, where you can often hear exchanges in many different languages in the museum.
Enveloped in a fantastic blue lamp inspired by an ice cave
The venue is divided into five areas: “Borderless World”, “teamLab Athletics Forest”, “Learn! The future of the amusement park”, “Forest of Lamps”, and “EN TEA HOUSE”. “teamLab Borderless”, which is based on the theme of “Museum without Maps,” has no route or map in the building. Therefore, visitors can freely walk around the maze-like space, following their curiosity.
One of the most popular presentation is the "Forest of Resonating Lamps - One Stroke". When a person stands still close to a lamp, it shines brightly and emits a color that resonates outward. The light becomes the starting point, and it spreads to the two nearest lamps. The light from the two nearest lamps transmits the same color to other lamps, spreading continuously around the space.
In spring, pink lamps inspired by cherry blossoms will be shining, but during the winter, "Flame", which expresses the color of a red flame, and "Ice Cave", which imitates the color of an ice cave will appear.
About 1,000 lamps are made from hand-made Murano glass (Venetian glass) and vary in size. Enjoy a fantastic space where lamps are reflected on the mirror glass on the floor and walls, surrounded by countless blue light.
Feel the four seasons in Japan through art depicting the seemingly eternal scenery of a far off mountain range
In "Memory of Terrain", a work depicting the scenery of mountains, you can feel the four seasons through a space divided into different heights.
The movement of the wind, birds, and petals changes as viewers move around between works that represent seasonal natural objects such as swallows in spring, fireflies in summer, and autumn leaves in autumn.
In winter, north wind, narcissus, camellia, starlings, etc. are randomly projected on the powder snow theme. Visitors will want to explore space diversity while enjoying the gradually changing winter scenery.
The art of drinking tea "EN TEA HOUSE" Enjoying flowers of winter
Covered in a mosquito net, “EN TEA HOUSE” is a tea house inspired by the oriental beauty pursued by Okura Tenshin. Its unique work-let the flowers bloom infinitely as long as there is tea. When the hand holds the cup handle to move and drink tea, the petals will be scattered and new flowers will bloom again. The seasonal feeling is also reflected through the flowers blooming in tea such as in winter, chrysanthemums and camellia will appear.
Furthermore, if you order a set of drinks (4 types in total) and frozen ball green tea (ball green tea ice cream) (1,200 yen including tax), the tea tree grows from the ice cream container. You can enjoy the blooming tea trees that can only be seen in the winter season.
A spot to stay when you want to take a break in the museum.
Submit your work to make Santa come to life!
In the “Learn! The future of the amusement park ” area, you can experience winter events at the “Drawing Christmas” corner.
You can draw a picture on paper with illustrations of Santa Claus, vehicles, buildings, etc., and then scan it, your work appears on the wall and will be displayed to move.
Because of the works displayed, the appearance of the streets in the picture changes every day. If you touch Santa Claus who is full of gifts in a sleigh, you will also be given a present. Anyone can easily submit their own work, and young and old can participate together.
Not only can you experience the latest technology, but you can also feel the four seasons in Japan through teamLab Borderless. Some winter-only limited time artworks will be on display until December 31st, 2019 (Tuesday). Why don't you come and visit us to make memories for Christmas and winter holidays?