Interdisciplinary art collective teamLab have created an enormous virtual exhibition in Odaiba, Tokyo – offering an otherworldly interactive experience.
Showcasing the captivating collision between the world’s of technology and art, the elaborate exhibition features four main interactive installations, one of which conceptualizes a ‘crystal universe‘.
The interactive labyrinth of lights and colour react as visitors walk around in the three-dimensional light space. The particles of light are digitally controlled and change according to movement, allowing the viewer to experience change throughout the installation. (teamLab, 2015)
Curated by teamLab’s self-described ‘ultratechnologists’, the Toko-based curators employ a mix of mobile devices, sensors and computer renderings,which allow the visitors to become a part of each world.
Discussing this contemporary concept, teamLab member Kudo Takashi states;
“The concept is more about the feeling in the body or a physical thing using the five senses at the same time with other people. We wanted to have this completely immersive huge installation, more than 3,000 square meters.” Kudo Takashi (CNN, 2016)
DMM.Planets Art by teamLab runs through August 31, 2016.
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Ignant (2016) Immersed In A Crystal Universe [Online] Available at http://Http://www.ignant.de/2016/08/01/immersed-in-a-crystal-universe/ [Accessed 9/9/16]
Team-Lab (2016) Team Lab [Online] Available at http://Https://www.team-lab.net/works/crystaluniverse [Accessed 9/9/16]