teamLab expands Tokyo’s digital museum with an immersive garden

teamLab expands Tokyo’s digital museum with an immersive garden

teamLab Planets Tokyo expands its presence

Located within the Toyosu area in tokyothe Lab Planets Tokyo team is a digital museum where the public could immerse their entire bodies in colossal and interactive works of art. Being the first of its kind, the museum allows visitors to walk on water, become one with the flowers, and immerse themselves in multiple surreal spaces that combine art, technology and the natural world. Since opening in July 2018, the museum has successfully expanded its footprint over the pandemicincluding two large-scale works of art in the garden area and an adjoining vegan ramen restaurant. “We believe this mesmerizing experience is the ultimate must-visit arts and culture destination for all age groups and culture lovers.” the Actions by Japanese creative groups.

teamLab expands its digital museum in tokyo with an immersive garden of floating orchids
Resonant Microcosm Moss Garden: Solidified Light Color, Sunrise & Sunset | all images © teamLab

the garden area

The garden area, one of the museum’s newest additions, includes two large-scale works of art, including a garden with more than 13,000 live orchids and a surreal art room with ovoids scattered across a space covered in real moss. These new art spaces can only be seen at teamLab Planets (find more here), which explores man’s relationship with nature and the world through digital technology. By incorporating natural light into the spaces, the works show different aspects during the day and after sunset.

By immersing the whole body with others in these monumental works of art, the boundary between the body and the work of art is dissolved. The self, the others and the world become one, creating a new relationship without limits between us and the world.

teamLab expands its digital museum in tokyo with an immersive garden of floating orchids
Floating in the universe of falling flowers

the water zone

Within its water area, teamLab Planets Tokyo is now displaying Matter is Void – Fire, the first NFT series of seven teamLab artworks. The project was unveiled in December 2022, with the catchphrase ‘PAPER BURNS AS I WRITE’ by contemporary musician and lyricist Grimes, recently shown in Times Square in New York. Visitors to the digital museum will have the opportunity to experience an immersive space as they walk through the water and get used to the unique visual project.

teamLab expands its digital museum in tokyo with an immersive garden of floating orchids
Matter is Empty – Fire

the public area

Within the public area of ​​the museum, Universe of Fire Particles from the Sky is a public artwork depicting flames. Flames are a phenomenon of light and heat generated by combustion, and are expressed in the work as a set of lines drawn in relation to the flow of burning gas. The work is displayed outdoors and can be seen by anyone, even if they do not enter the museum.

teamLab expands its digital museum in tokyo with an immersive garden of floating orchids
Universe of Fire Particles on the Water Surface

A fusion of visual and taste experience.

The museum has successfully expanded its footprint by also incorporating a vegan ramen restaurant within the premises. Diners can enjoy ramen in teamLab’s Reversible Rotation – Non-Target Space art space, as well as the Table of Sky and Fire and One Stroke Bench outside the restaurant.

teamLab expands its digital museum in tokyo with an immersive garden of floating orchids
Reversible rotation: non-target space

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