The team behind Japan’s coolest digital art museum are bringing a free exhibition to Australia
18.07.2019

The team behind Japan’s coolest digital art museum are bringing a free exhibition to Australia

Teamlab Borderless
Photo: teamlab.art
Words by Kate Streader

Prepare to be swept away in light and sound.

The technology geniuses over at Japanese art collective teamLab are bringing a new immersive, futuristic display to Australia as part of this year’s Melbourne International Arts Festival. Their new exhibit Reversible Rotation is a technology-based digital installation exploring movement and light.

Reversible Rotation emits thousands of digital particles which appear like waves of light taking on a variety of shapes and forms and is sure to send your brain spinning as you delight in its awe.

You may recognise teamLab’s past work Movement creates vortices and vortices create movement from last year’s NGV Trienniala digital installation that used technology to create an interactive starry universe. With teamLab comprising mathematicians, architects, CG animators and engineers, it’s no wonder the collective’s works are a mystery to behold.

Blurring the concepts of space and perception, akin to fellow Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms, teamLab’s work is renowned for its mesmeric effect. No doubt you’ve caught a glimpse of their permanent exhibition in Tokyo, Borderless, otherwise known as the backdrop to hundreds of your mates’ Facebook profile pictures.

Reversible Rotation comes to Tolarno Galleries as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival from Saturday October 5 until Saturday November 2. For more information, head to the festival website