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Nov 19 2019

TeamLab SuperNature Macao to Open in February 2020

by ArtAsiaPacific

Sands Resorts Macao and teamLab announced that teamLab SuperNature Macao will open in February 2020. The museum will include the immersive installation Inverted Globe Graffiti Nature, Red List, among other new works. Courtesy teamLab.

*Last updated November 20, 2019.

On November 15, teamLab and Sands Resorts Macao announced the February 2020 launch of teamLab SuperNature Macao, a permanent museum dedicated to the Japanese digital-media collective.

With a 5,000-square-meter footprint and eight-meter ceiling height, the museum will be housed within The Venetian Macao Cotai Expo Hall F, and will showcase immersive and interactive works by teamLab, exploring perceptions of the world and the relationship between nature and human bodies. When explaining the motivation behind the project to ArtAsiaPacific, the founder of teamLab Toshiyuki Inoko said, “In the end, no matter how much humans divide things into pieces, they cannot understand the entirety. Even though what people really want to know is the world, the more they separate, the farther they become from the overall perception.”

The never-before-seen projects that will be on view include The Clouds that Self-Organize, a floating, nebulous mass that constantly breaks down and regenerates itself as people interact with it. Mountain of Flowers and People: Lost, Immersed and Reborn is a room-size installation featuring projections of seasonal flowers, rendered in real time by a computer program. The museum will also showcase the collective’s earlier works, such as The Infinite Crystal Universe (2018), which evokes the cosmos through accumulated light points, and Born From the Darkness a Loving, and Beautiful World (2018), comprising Chinese calligraphy and landscapes, shown on a screen that surrounds viewers.

Additionally, there will be zones dedicated to education in the museum. In “Future Park,” visitors of all ages will be able to create collaboratively with others. “Athletics Forest,” aimed at stimulating participants’ spatial awareness of the world, will offer new installations such as Inverted Globe Graffiti Nature, Red List, where illustrations of endangered wildlife will adorn the valley-like floors and ceilings of a mesmerizing space, promising a thought-provoking and sensorial experience for visitors. Through art, Inoko intended to “transcend the boundaries of our own, and of his own recognition . . . human characteristics or tendencies to recognize the continuity [of life and death].”

Previews of the museum will begin on January 21, 2020. 

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