Japan’s First Ever Digital Museum to Open in Tokyo
You can imagine the electricity it takes to power the exhibition, so admission is pretty steep compared to regular museums at 3,200 yen ($30). Every floor and wall is covered by light, and the images react to the presence of the attendees. While each installation is technically separate, they do bleed together as, for example, fish swim from one room to another.
“The title of the exhibit is ‘Borderless’ and it’s meant to signify how the immersive works keep boundaries between visitors in a state of continuous flux,” museum chief Ou Sugiyama said. “Each visitor can enjoy this experience in their own way.”
To wit, there are no guides, signs or maps, nor admonitions not to photograph or handle the exhibits. That’s because there are no art pieces per se that you could damage or destroy — without the projectors, the museum would just be blank walls and floors. On the contrary, TeamLab wants you to get right in the middle of the art to affect and change it, and photograph yourself doing so if you want to (and you will want to).