MORI Building Digital Art Museum: EPSON TeamLab Borderless 森ビル デジタルアート ミュージアム：エプソン チームラボ ボーダレス
The first museum of the TeamLab Borderless collective in Tokyo
The MORI Building Digital Art Museum is a jewel of TeamLab, a Japanese artistic collective that continues to gain in popularity. With its 10,000m² of surface area, the first museum dedicated to digital art in Tokyo is revolutionizing the world of sound and light games!
A passionate team
The TeamLab Borderless was created in Japan in 2001 by engineer Toshiyuki Inoko. Collectif from Asia artistic, TeamLab is composed of 40 talented artists of varying profiles. Engineers, designers, graphic designers, architects, and even artists from the audio-visual world, all have in common a devouring passion for digital art which has given rise to more than a hundred projects around the world since year one of the creation of the collective.
Their concept? To show that the world has no limits! The concept has resulted in Tokyo's first digital art museum in Odaiba.
10,000 m² of digital prowess
Constructed in Odaiba in a warehouse of 10,000 sqm, the Mori Building Digital Art Museum is a rather unusual museum. On two floors, it is without plan and lights that you will have to search for the hidden rooms that make up the museum. And for good reason: each room is a work of art in itself!
Organized around two main rooms, the first floor is a true ode to nature. Flowers that move through the digital seasons, 2D animals that wander along the corridors, and a wall waterfall where water, flowers, and kanjis flow in unison, it is in this colorful universe that ten rooms are hidden, each having their universe.
From the giant rope cobweb on which you can lie down to admire a psychedelic world, through the lantern room and the vertical sky whose time you can control, it is with the curious eyes of a child that visitors will explore the first floor of the museum.
Much more interactive, the second part of the “exhibition” focuses on the universe and the creation of the world. Articulated around a room representing the galaxy, this last space consists of several small rooms where you can alternately modify the layout of a city, blow up a star, or even go tree climbing in a luminous forest after finding your way around a labyrinth of giant light bulbs!
Finally, note that the DigitalArt Museum is an ideal attraction for the whole family offering special rooms for the little ones.
A concept between technology and philosophy
For this project, no less than 470 projectors and 520 computers were mobilized. Behind this digital feat, hides, in reality, a philosophical conception: to show that technology can become art, and that man lives in harmony with the world around him.
As the common thread of the exhibition, nature is omnipresent in the museum. And whether it is through flowers, animals, or the formation of the universe, many themes addressed by the collective remind us that life is found everywhere on our beautiful planet. And even by the fingertips of Man through keyboards, giving birth to fantastic digital works!
Man, Nature, Technology, everything is linked within the museum, which then presents itself as a whole, a limitless world.
Address, timetable & access
TimetableA few minutes walk from Aomi station (Yurikamome line)
PriceAdult: 2,400 yen ($21/19€) until July 31. After August 1, 3,200 yen ($28/25€) Child: 1,000 yen ($9/8€) Tickets must be reserved on the official website of TeamLab Borderless.
Access11 am-9 pm weekdays, 11 am-10 pm Friday, 10 am -10 pm Saturday and Sunday.
TeamLab Borderless is closing its doors this year as Palette Town - the building also housing VenusFort - will be undergoing redevelopment. The closing date is set on the 31st August 2022.