Japanese digital art collective teamLab’s interactive exhibitions have become a favourite of Instagrammers. Their work combines digital art technology and physical spaces to create beautiful and immersive worlds which blur the line between the art and the viewer.

After creating a suitable buzz around their work, teamLab went on to secure two permanent art museums located in Tokyo, for people who want to fully immerse themselves in digital art wonderlands.

For the coming season, teamLab have announced a spring-inspired makeover for some of the exhibits in their Toyosu venue, teamLab Planets.

The unmistakable symbol of spring in Japan, cherry blossom, has been incorporated into a suitably pink and floral piece, called ‘Floating in the Falling Universe of Flowers’. The flowers are born, grow, bloom and die ad infinitum, and rather than being played on a pre-made, repeated loop, the flowers are created through a computer program so that no two moments are the same.

One of their especially popular attractions at teamLab Planets is ‘Infinity Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People’. This exhibit is particularly interactive since the viewers are submerged knee-height in water, and their movements affect the koi fish which are projected on the surface. If you can manage to ‘catch’ one, it turns into a blooming flower. For the seasonal makeover, the art has been given some pink and purple springtime hues.

If you are making a visit to teamLab Planets be careful what you wear, since to enter the exhibits you must go barefoot and be prepared to wade into water that goes up to about knee-height. Many of the floors are also reflective, so shorts or trousers that can be rolled up are ideal.

The seasonal makeovers are only going on at teamLab Planets from 1st March until 30th April and tickets are probably best bought in advance as the museum is incredibly popular. Check out the teamLab website about more information regarding tickets and opening times!

By - Jess.