Decades after Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms first enthralled audiences, the Japanese prove themselves, yet again, to be a cut above the rest. Opening on June 21, 2018 on Tokyo’s Odaiba Island, MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless attempts to create an immersive digital experience like no other. In what seems to be a mysteriously sentient world, 470 projectors in the 10,000-sq-metre museum will unleash unique artworks that freely travel across rooms to intermingle, influence and create connections with visitors. The detail-rich cosmos will feature rooms of kaleidoscopic waterfalls, the haunting luminescence of an ocean floor, charming animals that shapeshift at the touch of your palm, and more. The Boing Boing Universe stands out among other psychedelic exhibits, as its flexible surfaces allow visitors to leapfrog through time and space to birth stars and black holes, while the Athletics Forest offers a chance to experience weightlessness and creative physical exercise. Disney fans will definitely draw parallels between the radiant Forest of Lamps and the iconic river scene from Tangled.
Experimental educational activities are available at a space called Future Park, where kids can slide through fruit fields, sketch the inhabitants of a virtual aquarium, and control the lives of tiny people on a table.
With a rainbow of ever-changing options that effortlessly blur the lines between dreams and reality, it’d be easy to willfully lose yourself in this artificial paradise.
Admission fee: JPY 3,200 for adults and JPY 1,000 for children. Open 11am to 7pm from Monday to Thursday, 11am to 9pm on Friday, 10am to 9pm on Saturday, and 10am to 7pm on Sunday. Visit borderless.teamlab.art