If you’ve ever wanted to really immerse yourself in a work of art…
As a lover of art, I can appreciate a quiet trip to a museum to view classic or unique works from artists both well-known or who are yet undiscovered. Most of these museum trips involve visual admiration of the works, which is what traditional art is all about. But right now in Odaiba — an artificial island and popular entertainment district in Tokyo Bay — there is an extraordinary exhibit being held which allows people to fully interact with the artwork presented.
The exhibit, called Odaiba Minna no YUME-TAIRIKU 2016, allows visitors to wander through various rooms of digital artworks, completely immersing themselves in fantastic worlds of light and color, and includes the largest Crystal universe ever shown.
As you can see in the video, viewers can use their phones to add elements to and interact with the crystal infinity room, creating a work of art that is ever-changing.
In another room, the Falling Universe of Flowers, viewers can use their smartphones to release butterflies into the installation, which is, as the exhibit homepage states, “neither a pre-recorded animation nor on loop, the work is rendered in real time by a computer program.”
Another infinity room allows visitors to walk through a seemingly endless pool of water in which colorful koi are projected on the surface. The fish’s movements are affected by the presence of people and other koi, and, upon colliding with people wading through the water, the fish turn into flowers and scatter.
The exhibition, created by art collective teamLab, will be open to the public until Wednesday August 31. General admission tickets are 2,000 yen (US$19.12) each, or priority tickets can be bought online (Japanese only) for a discounted 1,500 yen ($14.35). Don’t miss your chance to experience these one-of-a-kind works of art!