teamLab Borderless: MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM (teamLab Borderless) is moving from its former location in Odaiba, Tokyo and is set to open at Azabudai Hills in Tokyo on February 9, 2024. Finally unveiled in its entirety, over 50 independent artworks form complex interrelationships, creating one borderless world.
Visitor will be surprises from their entrance artwork, People Don’t See the World as through a Camera.
The words “teamLab Borderless” rise towards the forefront of the entrance space when they are viewed through a camera from a designated position. However, when they are viewed directly with the naked eye from the same position, the letters do not emerge to the front, suggesting that people do not see the world as through a lens.
Once you step inside, you will be immersed in a different space where you can experience something out of the ordinary. The space is larger and more complex than the Odaiba facility, giving you the feeling of wandering into a colorful labyrinth.
teamLab Borderless is a world of artworks without boundaries, a museum without a map created by art collective teamLab.
Artworks move out of rooms, communicate with other works, influence, and sometimes intermingle with each other with no boundaries, forming one borderless world. As people immerse their body in this borderless art, they ‘wander, explore, and discover’.
The appeal of teamLab Borderless is that you can both immerse yourself in the work and participate in it at the same time.
In Sketch Ocean, which is based on the concept of collaborative creation (co-creation), visitors color in the fish on a paper and the picture that has been colored in will come to life, swimming out into the ocean in front of you together with fish drawn by other people. The fish respond interactively to people and leave the room, transcending the boundaries between artworks and beginning to swim through the museum. The tuna transcend the physical boundaries of the museum and swim out into exhibitions around the world, bringing back schools of tuna with them. Visitors can take home your own drawings and teamLab Borderless experiences as original products. You can combine up to two pictures, so you can print pictures of parents and children, couples, and friends together on one product. Collaboration products between teamLab Borderless and my own work, which are only one in the world, include tin badges (¥600), T-shirts (¥3,000~¥4,000), tote bags (¥3,000), and hand towels (¥1500). It will create the best memories that will stay in your heart.
At the new teamLab Borderless, this group of artworks without boundaries will evolve, moving into more spaces, connecting in more complex ways, eternally changing, and creating one borderless world.[Credit of the top artwork] teamLab, Universe of Water Particles on a Rock where People Gather; Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together – A Whole Year per Hour; Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as well: Flying Beyond Borders ©teamLab
teamLab, Memory of Waves; Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as well: Flying Beyond Borders © teamLab
teamLab, Infinite Crystal World © teamLab
The Way of the Sea: Cosmic VoidteamLab, The Way of the Sea: Cosmic Void © teamLab
This artwork, which begins when The Way of the Sea: Flying Beyond Borders enters the Cosmic Void from the hallway, transcends physical walls, and the lines drawn by the trajectory of the fish begin to appear in the space three-dimensionally. People’s bodies become one with the artwork world, floating in the space. The movement of fish in nature is beautiful and mysterious, at times appearing to exist as one gigantic life form. This work explores the perception of such an existence.
Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as well: Cosmic Void
teamLab, Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as well: Cosmic Void © teamLab
In this artwork, which begins when Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as well: Flying Beyond Borders enters the Cosmic Void from the hallway, the Yatagarasu (mythical crows) drawn by light fly around, transcending physical walls and chasing the crow at the head of the flock. When the crow in the front is caught by another, it becomes a scattering flower. The crows that chase are eventually chased themselves. The lines drawn by the trajectory of the crows appear in the space three-dimensionally, and people’s bodies become one with the artwork world.
Life is an Ephemeral Light that Blooms in the Dark
teamLab, Life is an Ephemeral Light that Blooms in the Dark © teamLab
Masses of various times and space exist in random, and the times and space of each mass connect to each other. The flowers repeat the cycle of growth and decay in perpetuity, and when people approach and move around, the flowers scatter and fade away. But when people stand still near the artwork, flowers grow and bloom ever so slightly more than usual.
Black Waves: Born in the Darkness, Return to the Darkness
teamLab, Black Waves: Born in the Darkness, Return to the Darkness © teamLab
Universe of Fire Particles Dissolving
teamLab, Universe of Fire Particles Dissolving © teamLab
teamLab, Frozen Life © teamLab
The artwork clearly appears two-dimensionally when a moment is captured with a camera, but the body can perceive it as a three-dimensional sculpture. The artwork suggests that people perceive the world through time that is not immediate, with bodies that perceive dynamically.
An Existence Without Center or Boundary
teamLab, An Existence Without Center or Boundary © teamLab
When you try to touch what looks like a black nucleus in what appears to be in the center, it responds and changes, but cannot be touched. What was thought to be the center, and what was thought to be a boundary of a wall, both do not actually exist. This artwork explores the notion of cognition and existence, and how humans look at the world.
【Light Sculpture – Flow】
teamLab, Light Sculpture – Flow series © teamLab
In the Light Sculpture – Flow series, massive sculptures in which light appears to flow out are born, sweeping towards people, expanding, and drawing people into it.
The light sculptures that emerge in the space called Asymmetric Universe are born as asymmetrically different entities between the real space and the world inside the mirror. The sculptures go back and forth between the real world and the world inside the mirror.
teamLab has been creating sculptures that don’t exist materially as part of the concept Spatial Sculpture with Ambiguous Boundaries. ‘Why do we feel the existence of life in the vortices of the ocean? Even if the components are spatially and temporally separate, when order is formed in parts of the whole, it is perceived as a single entity, and even life-like.’ Based on this idea, the aggregate of light that flows is what creates a universe in which we sense life.
teamLab, Bubble Universe: Physical Light, Bubbles of Light, Wobbling Light, and Environmental Light © teamLab
Bubble Universe is an interactive artwork based on teamLab’s new art project, Cognitive Sculpture. The artwork space fills with countless spheres, and inside each sphere, differing existences of light intermix. Through the work teamLab explores the notion of cognition and existence, and how people perceive the world, suggesting that various phenomena exist continuously with their environment.
teamLab, Microcosmoses – Wobbling Light © teamLab
In Microcosmoses – Wobbling Light, countless wobbling lights run continuously through a space that infinitely expands of which the depth cannot be comprehended. The artwork explores the question, “Even if the components are spatially and temporally separate, when different orders are formed and overlap as a whole, is that the universe?”
Wobbling Light is a part of teamLab’s latest art project Cognitive Sculpture, which are sculptures that do not exist in the physical world, but rather in the cognitive world.
teamLab, Sketch Ocean © teamLab
In Sketch Ocean, which is based on the concept of collaborative creation (co-creation), visitors color in the fish on a paper and the picture that has been colored in will come to life, swimming out into the ocean in front of you together with fish drawn by other people. The fish respond interactively to people and leave the room, transcending the boundaries between artworks and beginning to swim through the museum. The tuna transcend the physical boundaries of the museum and swim out into exhibitions around the world, bringing back schools of tuna with them.
【EN TEA HOUSE】
teamLab, Flowers Bloom in an Infinite Universe inside a Teacup © teamLab
EN TEA HOUSE is a tea house inside teamLab Borderless. When a cup of tea is made, flowers bloom inside the teacup. Flowers bloom infinitely as long as there is tea, and the tea in the teacup becomes an infinite world in which the flowers continue to bloom. Visitors drink in the infinitely expanding world in the tea house.
EN TEA HOUSE：https://en-tea-house.teamlab.art/azabudai
teamLab Borderless：MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM
Address: Azabudai Hills, Garden Plaza B B1F (1-2-4 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Adults (18 and above): ¥3,800~, 13 – 17 years: ¥2,800, 4 – 12 years: ¥1,500 ,
Visitors with disabilities: ¥1,900 ~
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will differ by day. Please purchase a ticket for the designated date/time upon checking the ticket
price for that day.
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February 9, 2024 – Permanent
10am – 9pm
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First and Third Tuesdays of every month
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