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In Pictures: Tokyo's borderless digital art museum

In Pictures: Tokyo's borderless digital art museum
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Japan’s premier digital art collective, TeamLab, has created beautiful art installations in Tokyo and elsewhere in Japan that test the boundaries of interactive art, featuring themes such as water, light, and traditional Japanese motifs. Above, Forest of Lamps" digital installation room with hanging lamps which illuminate as visitors near them. Image Credit: AFP
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The waterfall appears to run down the wall of a room and across the floor, but the flow is an illusion — a digital exhibit at a new interactive museum in Tokyo. Above, a woman visits a digital installation waterfall room filled with flowers which appear to flow over a rock. Image Credit: AFP
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"Forest of Lamps" digital installation room with hanging lamps. The exhibits are designed to flow into one another and interact with each other and the viewer. Some follow visitors or react in different ways when they are touched. Image Credit: AFP
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A visitor touches a digital installation of balloons titled "Weightless Forest of Resonating Life" which interacts with changing colours when visitors touch them, in the TeamLab Borderless exhibition at Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo. Image Credit: AFP
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A visitor walks in the "Wander through the Crystal World" digital installation with hanging crystals, in the TeamLab Borderless exhibition at Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo. Image Credit: AFP
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The flower-filled waterfall is the work of Japanese collective teamLab, known internationally for their innovative ‘digital art’ that combines projections, sound and carefully designed spaces to create other-worldly, immersive experiences. Image Credit: AFP
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Digital installation of balloons titled "Weightless Forest of Resonating Life" which interacts with changing colours when visitors touch them. Image Credit: AFP
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A member of Teamlab poses at the "Forest of Lamps" digital installation room with hanging lamps. Image Credit: AFP
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The artworks are “neither pre-recorded animations nor images on loop,” says teamLab. The collective say they want to use digital technology to “expand the beautiful”. “Unlike a physical painting on a canvas, the non-material digital technology can liberate art,” they say in an explanation of their work. Image Credit: AFP
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"Black Waves - Continuous" display with waves crashing along the walls in a digital installation room. Image Credit: AFP
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A man stands next to a digital installation on a wall which interacts when touched by visitors. Image Credit: AFP