Featured image: teamLab. Expanding Three-Dimensional Existence in Transforming Space – Flattening 3 Colors and 9 Blurred Colors, Free Floating, 2009-2018, Interactive Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi © teamLab
TeamLab SuperNature Macao is a groundbreaking permanent interactive experience opening at The Venetian Macao in March, 2020. Cotai Expo boasts 5,000 square meters of labyrinthine floor space. With eight meter-high ceilings throughout, the space is transformed by teamLab into an extremely complex, three-dimensional world across varying elevations, featuring immersive and compelling artworks.
This is a single, massive world comprised of works by art collective teamLab that aims to explore new perceptions of the world and the continuity between humans and nature. It is a “body immersive” museum centered around a group of works that blur the boundaries between people’s bodies and art. In teamLab SuperNature, people immerse their bodies in art with others, influencing and becoming a part of the artworks themselves. People become one with the art, blurring their perception of the boundaries between the body and the artwork, and thereby recognizing the continuity between the self and the world.
The seasons change gradually across the installation space of Mountain of Flowers and People: Lost, Immersed and Reborn. A seasonal year of flowers blossoms according to the changing seasons, and the place where they grow gradually moves. The flowers bud, grow, and blossom before their petals begin to wither and eventually fade away. The cycle of growth and decay repeats itself in perpetuity. If a person stays still, the flowers surrounding them grow and bloom more abundantly. If viewers touch or step on the flowers, they shed their petals, wither, and die all at once. Neither a prerecorded animation nor on loop, the work is rendered in real-time by a computer program. The interaction between the viewer and the installation causes continuous change in the artwork; previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur.
The Infinite Crystal Universe artwork is forever evolving, changing moment to moment due to the people in the space. Pointillism uses an accumulation of distinct dots of color to create a picture. Here, light points are used to create three-dimensional objects. This interactive artwork expresses the universe through accumulated light points that spread infinitely in all directions. People can use their smartphones to select elements that make up the universe by dragging them and releasing them into The Infinite Crystal Universe. Each element of the universe sent into the work influences that of other elements and is influenced by the presence of people in the space.
There are a lot more installations on-site, so be sure to head there with the whole family! Kids are going to be thrilled with all the fun and interaction teamLab SuperNature allows.
When: Daily, 10:00am–10:00pm (last entry 9:15pm), March, 2020 onwards
Where: Cotai Expo, The Venetian Macao, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Cotai
How much: MOP $238 (adults), MOP $168 (children aged three to 12)