As part of the expansion of their digital museum in Tokyo, TeamLab Planets has recently added a floating orchid garden for people to enjoy and have the most out of their time while visiting the museum. That's not all, though! The museum has various areas that have caught the attention of its visitors.
TeamLab Planets in Tokyo Has Expanded Their Footprint
The TeamLab Planets Tokyo, a digital museum in Tokyo's Toyosu neighborhood, allows visitors to completely submerge their bodies in enormous and interactive artworks. The museum, which is the first of its kind, offers visitors the chance to walk on water, merge with flowers, and spend time in a variety of otherworldly settings that combine art, technology, and the natural world.
The museum has effectively increased its footprint since its launch in July 2018 by adding two expansive pieces of art to the 'Garden Area' and an adjacent vegan ramen restaurant.
The Garden Area By TeamLab Planets
One of the museum's newest additions, 'The Garden Area', features two sizable artworks, including a garden with over 13,000 genuine orchids and a bizarre art chamber with ovoids strewn about a space covered in actual moss. Only TeamLab Planets, which uses digital technology to examine how man interacts with nature and the globe, has these new art spaces on display. The venues' use of natural light allows the works to exhibit various characteristics both during the day and after dusk.
The Water Area
The museum in Tokyo is now displaying its first NFT series of seven pieces, entitled Matter is Void - Fire, within its 'Water Area'. The phrase 'Paper burns As I Write' by contemporary singer and songwriter Grimes, which was recently displayed in Times Square in New York, was used to announce the project on December 20, 2022.
In order to get used to the unusual visual vision, visitors to the digital museum will have the chance to explore an immersive atmosphere while walking through the water.
The Public Area
'Universe of Fire Particles from the Sky' is a public artwork that shows flames in the museum's common space. The work depicts flames, a phenomenon of light and heat produced by combustion, as a cluster of lines placed in connection to the flow of combusting gas. Anyone can observe the piece because it is on show outside and does not require admission to the museum.
A Combination of a Sensory and Gustatory Encounter
The museum has successfully expanded its footprint by also incorporating a vegan ramen restaurant within the premises. Diners can enjoy ramen in TeamLab’s Reversible Rotation – Non-Objective Space artwork space, as well as the 'Table of Sky' and 'Fire and One Stroke Bench' outside of the restaurant.
Pretty astounding isn't it? Tokyo is definitely betting on a more technological future and this museum is an amazing start to this era. If you want to visit the museum, make sure to visit the website of TeamLab.
Header image: Floating Flower Garden: Flowers and I are of the Same Root, the Garden and I are One.
All images by TeamLab.