A Multi-Sensory Experience

Exploring Mori Building Digital Art Museum

Mori Building Digital Art Museum

Team Lab Border less is billed as the world’s first digital art museum which is located in Japan, Tokyo.

The digital art collective team Lab, an interdisciplinary group consisting of artists, scientists, and more has had multiple exhibitions around and beyond Japan over the past few years. Despite its Japanese roots, it was only in 2018 that team Lab finally launched permanent (or, at least, long-term) installations in Japan.

Better late than never, we suppose.

The Mori Building Digital Art Museum is unlike any museum that you’ve ever seen. This 10,000 square meter space uses 520 computers and 470 projectors to create an experience that will stimulate all five senses. There’s no set course for enjoying this digital art museum, so just let your curiosity and imagination wander, and pick any path to start.

You won’t step into the same museum twice. The art is dynamic and constantly in motion. In just a few minutes, you can experience a change of scenery, a burst of purple flowers here, a shower of sunflowers there even while standing in the same spot. Step back into that same flower forest a little later, and you’ll find that the seasons have changed.

The museum isn’t called “Borderless” for nothing the art moves freely. Walking down hallways, you might find yourself with interesting company, as a lively procession of performers joins you only to fade as you reach your destination.

The two most popular installations are the Crystal World and the Forest of Resonating Lamps.

The former is a room full of mirrors and dazzling, colorful LEDs (fun fact: you can change the colors with the team Lab app).

In the latter, you can marvel at the lanterns and their ever-changing colors.

But wait, there’s more!

The Athletics Forest is practically a digital art playground. Kids, and adults who are kids at heart, can create planets or a black hole with every bounce on the Multi-Jumping Universe trampoline, slide down a “fruit field”, or try bouldering in a “forest of light”.