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This Psychedelic Art Installation From Japan Is Making It’s Way To NYC

By Caitlin Horsfield

This Psychedelic Art Installation From Japan Is Making It’s Way To NYC
The Japanese tech-art collective, TeamLab will be coming to New York City next year with an immersive exhibition.

Come August 2019 you’ll be able to experience the famed Tokyo-based light exhibition for yourself at Brooklyn’s Industry City.

The show, “Planets,” is a visual labyrinth where visitors navigate a maze of dark, empty rooms, stepping into or onto kaleidoscopic light installations that are triggered by motion sensors and projected across every surface of the space. Guests at the New York show will be required to remove their shoes before entering, just as they would at the door of any Japanese house or apartment.

photo: bloomberg.com
photo: bloomberg.com

Exhibit’s chief creative officer, Takumi Nomoto said in an interview that the shoe-less theme will continue overseas because “walking the space barefoot will give visitors a fuller experience of the show, which offers different floor textures in addition to the lights.”

According to their website, TeamLab aims to “explore a new relationship between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world through art. Digital technology has allowed art to liberate itself from the physical and transcend boundaries. TeamLab sees no boundary between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world; one is in the other and the other in one. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, border-less continuity of life.”

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You can check out a bit of the preview of the show below:

Featured image: teamlab.art

Tags: Art, brooklyn, nyc