Tokyo, Japan – July 21, 2021 – teamLab Planets TOKYO in Toyosu, Tokyo is celebrating its third anniversary with an expansion: on July 2, the museum opened a new Garden Area, with two interactive garden art installations. Two gardens will open to the public: a garden where visitors can become one with the flowers, immersing themselves in over 13,000 live orchids that bloom in mid-air; and a moss garden filled with illuminated oval sculptures that shine and resonate when pushed by people or blown by the wind. The two new installations will be on display from now until the end of 2022.
Founded in 2001, teamLab is an international art collective, an interdisciplinary group of various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects, whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, and the natural world. Visitors enter the museum barefoot and become completely immersed with other visitors in the vast artwork spaces. Consisting of nine art pieces, including four large art spaces and two gardens, teamLab Planets transports visitors to an immersive experience in a museum where they can walk through water and a garden and become one with the flowers.
Floating Flower Garden; Flowers and I are of the Same Root, the Garden and I are One
This floating flower garden consists of a three-dimensional mass of flowers. The flowers float up above people, and when the people move, the flowers descend again. The artwork space is completely filled with flowers, but as they float up, spaces with people at the center are created. Because of this, people are able to freely wander around the three-dimensional flower mass space. If you encounter other people within the artwork, your space will connect with theirs and become one single space.
Moss Garden of Resonating Microcosms- Solidified Light Color, Sunrise and Sunset
With sunrise, the oval sculptures begin to reflect the world around them. When pushed down by a person or blown by the wind, the structures fall back and then rise, releasing a resonating tone. The structures around it also respond one after another, continuing to resonate with the same tone.
As the sun sets, the glowing sculptures shine by themselves. When one of the oval structures is pushed by a person or blown by the wind, it falls down and then rises, a sound resonates out, and it emits a light color-specific to the sound. The structures around it also respond one after another, making the same tone sound, and emitting the same light color that continues to resonate out.
teamLab Planets Highlight Video: https://youtu.be/-uJTk_mRmUY
teamLab (f. 2001) is an international art collective, an interdisciplinary group of various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, and the natural world.
teamLab aims to explore the relationship between the self and the world and new perceptions through art. In order to understand the world around them, people separate it into independent entities with perceived boundaries between them. teamLab seeks to transcend these boundaries in our perception of the world, of the relationship between the self and the world, and of the continuity of time. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity.
teamLab has been the subject of numerous exhibitions at venues worldwide, including New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Silicon Valley, Beijing, Taipei, and Melbourne among others. The permanent museums teamLab Borderless opened in Odaiba, Tokyo in June 2018, and teamLab Borderless Shanghai in Huangpu District, Shanghai in November 2019. The massive body immersive space teamLab Planets in Toyosu, Tokyo is on view until the end of 2022. The large-scale permanent exhibition teamLab SuperNature soft opened in Macao in June, 2020. teamLab’s annual life-work exhibition, VOLVO teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, will be on view in Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu starting July 16.
teamLab’s works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Asia Society Museum, New York; Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and Amos Rex, Helsinki.