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teamLab’s Fantastic World 「 チームラボ」

“teamLab is an “ultra-technologist” group, lead by Toshiyuki Inoko, made of specialists in the information society such as Programmers, Engineers, Mathematicians, Architects, CG Animators, Designers, Artists, Editors and more. They create work through “experimentation and innovation” making the borders between Art, Science and Technology more ambiguos”

teamlab‘s exhibition has probably been one of the best shows I’ve seen this year. The exhibition took place at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation and they couldn’t have chosen a better place. Every gallery was stunning, displaying the digital artworks teamLab has produced and released, along with works for the “Learn and Play! teamLab Future Park Project”.  Their creative level achieved through digital art while reinterpreting Japanese traditional culture at the same time, was simply outstanding.

Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together, for Eternity – Tokyo 

This art installation consisted of a walkway and a large open space. Flowers sprang up, blossomed, grew and withered on the floor. Everyone entering this space, either making a sudden move or standing still would affect the flowers cycle right in front of your eyes. The work was rendered in real-time by a computer program, so you witnessed the continuous and unrepeatable change.



Everyone entering this space would affect the flowers cycle


Crows are chased and the chasing crows are destined to be chased as well, Division in Perspective – Light in Dark 

A virtual world constructed in three dimensions on a computer is brought to life in moving images, using what we at teamLab consider to be the logical structure of the spatial perception of our Japanese ancestors (what we call “Ultra Subjective Space”).  The Japanese mythical bird Yatagarasu, rendered in light, flies around the space, leaving trails of light which eventually form Sho (Japanese calligraphy) in the air (Extract from Miraikan Museum Website)



What a Loving, and Beautiful World

When your hand touches a character the world that character embodies will appear and a new world will be created. The objects that are released from the characters go on to influence each other in the new world (Extract from teamLab’s Website)




Flowers and I are of the same root, the Garden and I are one

A floating flower garden filled with living flowers that float up and down in relation to the movement of people in the space.

When a viewer gets close to this flower-filled space, the flowers close to the viewer rise upwards all at once, creating a hemispherical space with the viewer at its center. In other words, although the whole space is filled with flowers, a hemispherical space is constantly being created with the viewer at its center and the viewer is free to move around wherever they want. If many viewers get close to one another, the dome spaces link up to form one single space. In this interactive floating flower garden viewers are immersed in flowers, and become completely one with the garden itself (Extract from teamLab’s Website)


The entrance to the exhibition ‘floating flower garden’


Over 2,300 floating flowers bloom in the space. These flowers are alive and growing with each passing day.


When a viewer gets close to this flower-filled space, the flowers close to the viewer rise upwards all at once, creating a hemispherical space with the viewer at its center 



If photos are not enough, have a look at my clip to see the amazing digital works.


I’d like to thank teamLab for allowing visitors to film and take photographs of their amazing artworks ありがとうございます!!

And huge thanks for my dear friend and fellow photographer Alexis. Check her beautiful photography HERE and thanks as well to my fellow blogger Andreea from Littleaesthete for letting me know about this beautiful exhibition.



teamLab check their digital works HERE and HERE and HERE

All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you!





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  1. Pingback: Tokyo Design Week 2015: Interactive Design「 東京デザイナーズウィーク 2015 / インタラクティブ展 」 | UNIVERSOTOKYO

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