Saturday, 4 March 2017

teamLab Transcending Boundaries Exhibition

Hello and welcome to my blog!
I didn't want to bore anyone with a post explaining what to expect and why I started doing this yadda yadda yadda, that's what my about me page is for.

Straight to the post. For a long while I have been obsessed with teamLab and their breathtaking exhibitions. So when I was notified that they're having a two month pop-up in London I HAD to be there! There are a few slots available, feel free to book here before it's all over. I knew I'd be in awe and would want to do it all over again, so I booked twice *clever*.

The concept behind this exhibition is transcending boundaries a.k.a removing the boundaries between artworks. The brochure read:

"In the mind, there are no boundaries between ideas and concepts, they are inherently ambiguous and influence and interact with each other. In order for ideas and concepts to be expressed in the real world it is necessary to have a physical material substance through which they are mediated. Boundaries are created when ideas and concepts are materialized in the real world.
Within the digital domain, art is able to transcend physical and conceptual boundaries. Digital technology allows art to break free from the frame and go beyond the boundaries that separate one work from another. Elements from one work can fluidly interact with and influence elements of the other works exhibited in the same space. In this way, the boundaries between art pieces dissolve." 

Pretty cool if you ask me.

In total there were three rooms but because all slots were strictly timed - we only had 20 minutes and for that reason I found myself spending majority of my time in the butterfly and waterfall installation. The whole room was interactive, the walls, the floor, everything. As you can see from the pictures above the scenes changed, a waterfall flowing from the ceiling to the ground with its water spilling across the floor but parting when interacted with and butterflies flying around whilst flowers grow but both die if touched. Amazing. 

Of course I had to take a selfie, I call this one "space and galaxy realness". One day, I will visit Japan and Taiwan to see the even bigger and prettier exhibitions!

Abby x

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