Steady your iPhones… the sensorial sensation that is teamLab is heading Down Under.
If you’re part of the small minority who don’t follow Kim Kardashian’s exploits on instagram, or are simply yet to bask in the international phenomenon that is teamLab… then allow us to acquaint you.
A self-described ‘interdisciplinary art collective’, teamLab is a Tokyo based group of artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects responsible for an otherworldly portfolio of digital-light installations.
All of which are highly interactive and, you guessed it, incredibly instagrammable.
Having burst onto the art scene in 2001, these guys have rapidly built momentum for their wild, luminescent creations, having exhibited in countless corners of the world – from San Francisco to their native Tokyo. (You may have noticed a post or 1,000 circulating the insta-sphere).
A riveting, hyper-sensory experience, each vibrant installation comprises a series of spectral screens in which thousands of digital particles are simulated and projected. The result? A kaleidoscopic swirl of light and movement.
From undulating rivers, sprawling sunbeams and blossoming floral motifs through to an assortment of abstract, digital designs each piece is as electric, memorable and intoxicating as its predecessor – so it’s no surprise the group has developed a cult following of celebs and fans alike.
Now, the internationally sought-after outfit is heading Down Under as part of the 2019 Melbourne International Arts Festival… meaning you too can (finally!) snag a token teamLab selfie and be the envy of all your friends.
Titled ‘Reversible Rotation’, the Melbourne curation features a number of famed light works including Waves of Light (12 screens), Reversible Rotation: Black in White (7 screens), Enso: Cold Light (single screen) and Reversible Rotation: Cold Light (single screen).
Besides bestowing magic upon voyeurs far and wide, the works also explore the concept of Spatial Calligraphy (the interpretation of traditional Japanese sho (calligraphy) in an abstract space); a theme often portrayed within the teamLab universe.
Open to the public now (and free of charge!) Reversible Rotation closes Saturday November 2nd, so be sure to get in quick!