Art Sensation teamLab Transforms Japan’s Mifuneyama Rakuen Park Into a Supernatural Light Show—See Images Here

The newest digital installation is set in Japan.

teamLab, Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and Boats– Mifuneyama Rakuen Pond, (2015). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.
teamLab, Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and Boats– Mifuneyama Rakuen Pond, (2015). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

As galleries and art institutions around the world begin to reopen, we are spotlighting individual shows—online and IRL—that are worth your attention.

teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live
Mifuneyama Rakuen Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu
through November 8, 2020

 

What the group says: “teamLab’s project, Digitized Nature, explores how nature can become art. The concept of the project is that non-material digital technology can turn nature into art without harming it.

These artworks explore how the forms of the forest and garden can be used as they are to create artworks that make it possible to create a place where we can transcend the boundary in our understanding of the continuity of time and feel the long, long continuity of life. Even in the present day, we can experiment with expressing this ‘Continuous Life’ and continue to accumulate meaning in Mifuneyama Rakuen.”

Why it’s worth a look: At a time when so many of us are stuck inside for days, weeks, and even months on end, seeing the work of teamLab, even through a screen, offers a respite from the ordinary. The dreamlike, responsive light works, created using cutting-edge technology, offer a glimpse of the kind of “immersive art experience” that might survive the social-distancing era. (It’s outside! It might not be crowded!) Plus, with Japan’s breathtaking Mifuneyama Rakuen Park—which boasts 500,000 square meters of flowers—as the backdrop, this installation may also help satisfy just a little bit of wanderlust.

What it looks like:

Installation view, "teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019" Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Installation view, "teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019" Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Installation view, “teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019” Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Installation view, "teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019" Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Installation view, “teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019” Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

"Exhibition view of teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019" Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Installation view, “teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019” Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

"Exhibition view of teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019" Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Installation view, “teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019” Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Installation view, "teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019" Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Installation view, “teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019” Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, <i>Universe of Water Particles on a Sacred Rock</i> (2017). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, Universe of Water Particles on a Sacred Rock (2017). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, <i>Ever Blossoming Life Rock</i> (2017) at Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, Ever Blossoming Life Rock (2017) at Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, <i>Ever Blossoming Life Rock</i> (2017) at Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, Ever Blossoming Life Rock (2017) at Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, <i>Ever Blossoming Life Rock</i> (2017) at Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, Ever Blossoming Life Rock (2017) at Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, <i>Life is Continuous Light - Azalea Valley</i>, (2017). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, Life is Continuous Light – Azalea Valley, (2017). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, <i>Abstract and Concrete - Forest Entrance</i>, (2018). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, Abstract and Concrete – Forest Entrance, (2018). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, <i>Abstract and Concrete - Forest Entrance</i>, (2018). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, Abstract and Concrete – Forest Entrance, (2018). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, <i>Butterflies Dancing in the Depths of the Underground Ruins, Transcending Space</i> (2019). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, Butterflies Dancing in the Depths of the Underground Ruins, Transcending Space (2019). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, <i>Butterflies Dancing in the Depths of the Underground Ruins, Transcending Space</i> (2019). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, Butterflies Dancing in the Depths of the Underground Ruins, Transcending Space (2019). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, <i>Flowers Bloom in an Infinite Universe inside a Teacup</i> (2016). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, Flowers Bloom in an Infinite Universe inside a Teacup (2016). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Installation view, "teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019" Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, Megaliths in the Bath House Ruins (2019). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Installation view, "teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019" Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, Megaliths in the Bath House Ruins, 2019

Installation view, "teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019" Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, Graffiti Nature – Living in the Ruins of a Bathhouse, Red List, (2017). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Installation view, "teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019" Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, Rock Wall Spatial Calligraphy, Continuous Life – Five Hundred Arhats, (2017). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Installation view, "teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019" Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Installation view, “teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019” Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

Installation view, "teamLab: A Forest Where Gods Live, 2019" Mifuneyama Rakuen, Takeo Hot Springs, Kyushu © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.

teamLab, Forest and Spiral of Resonating Lamps in the Forest – One Stroke, Autumn Mountain, (2018). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery.


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