A new digital museum in Tokyo enchants visitors with what the museum’s curators call borderless art—installations that invite people to interact with the artwork and one another. The Mori Building Digital Art Museum is divided into zones, each featuring vibrant projected images and animations. According to the museum’s creators, it is the world’s largest museum dedicated to digital interactive art.
More than 500 computers and almost as many projectors envelop the 100,000-square-foot space in hypnotic natural imagery. Engineers installed sensors in some zones so that the digital simulations react to visitors’ movements. In the zone shown above, visitors stand on a rock under a digital waterfall as animated water splashes around them.
A group of animators, artists, computer programmers, and engineers—known as teamLab—collaborated to produce this digital exhibition. “Artworks can transcend boundaries, influence, and sometimes intermingle with each other,” says Toshiyuki Inoko (toh-shuh-YOO-kee ee-NOH-koh), the founder of teamLab. “In this way, all the boundaries between artist, people, and artworks dissolve.”