teamLab expands kyoto's digitized forest with new immersive installation
 

teamLab expands kyoto's digitized forest with new immersive installation

for the third time, teamLab returns to the shimogamo shrine to hold the digitized forest — an exhibition that turns nature into art without harming it — in kyoto. this year’s show has expanded, turning both the tadasu forest and the shimogamo shrine into an art space that changes ones visitors immerse themselves in the brightly-lit pieces.

 

the interdisciplinary group teamLab — consisting of architects, engineers, programmers, animators, mathematicians, musicians, and more — was nominated for THE DESIGN PRIZE 2019 in the category, ‘in the artistic realm’, for the mori building digital art museum tokyo.

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autonomous resonating life on the water – mitarashi pond at shimogamo shrine

 

 

the concept behind teamLab’s digitized forest follows the idea that non-material digital technology can turn nature into art without damaging it but by adding an extra layer to its grandioseness. ‘digital technologies, such as sensors, networks, lights, and sound, are non-material and have no physical impact on the environment,’ comments teamLab. ‘we believe that by using such non-material digital technologies, nature can be turned into living art.’

teamLab expands kyoto's digitized forest with new immersive installation designboom
resonating forest and autonomous resonating life – tadasu forest at shimogamo shrine

 

 

in addition to the works exhibited last year along the path of tadasu forest and inside the shimogamo shrine tower gate, this year will bring new works, including walk, walk, walk – tadasu forest at shimogamo shrine. this latest installation features a group of anonymous and diverse figures walk along the izumigawa river as it flows through the tadasu forest. the works transform the forest and shrine into an art space that is perpetually and continuously changing.

teamLab expands kyoto's digitized forest with new immersive installation designboom
autonomous resonating life on the water – mitarashi pond at shimogamo shrine


floating, resonating spheres – shimogamo shrine


floating, resonating spheres – shimogamo shrine


floating, resonating spheres – shimogamo shrine


resisting and resonating ovoids and forest – forest of tadasu at shimogamo shrine

 

 

exhibition summary

digitized forest at the world heritage site of shimogamo shrine, kyoto art by teamlab – tokio inkarami

dates: june 27 – september 2, 2019
venue: shimogamo shrine (kamomioya shrine) himogamo izumikawa cho 59, sakyo-ku, kyoto
hours: 18:30 – 22:00 (last entry 21:30)
admission:
mon – fri jpy 1,300
sat & sun jpy 1,500

 

organizers: executive committee of digitized forest at the world heritage site of shimogamo shrine, kyoto art by teamlab
sponsor: tokio inkarami
special cooperation: shimogamo shrine
cooperation: naoyuki okuda
supporters: kyoto prefecture, kyoto city, kyoto city board of education, kyoto city tourist association, kyoto chamber of commerce and industry
contact: kyodo information tel. +81 570 200 888 (10:00 – 18:00)

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