teamLab Planets TOKYO ©teamLab Universe of Water Particles Falling from the Sky’
Photo: teamLab Planets TOKYO ©teamLab

See teamLab’s latest art in Tokyo for free this summer

The digital waterfall will be on display in front of teamLab Planets in Toyosu – and you can see it for free

By
Kasey Furutani
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Summer is approaching, which means we’ll be seeking comfort in air-conditioned museums (with face masks on, of course) and pools, and with icy cold drinks. Both teamLab Planets and Borderless reopened this month with increased safety measures, making them perfect options for beating the heat or hiding away from June’s rainstorms. As an additional summer treat, the digital art collective is exhibiting a brand new artwork in front of teamLab Planets in Toyosu from July 16.

teamLab Planets TOKYO ©teamLab Universe of Water Particles Falling from the Sky
Photo: teamLab Planets TOKYO ©teamLab Universe of Water Particles Falling from the Sky

Reminiscent of teamLab Borderless’s ‘Universe of Water Particles on a Rock where People Gather’, the new installation at teamLab Planets, named ‘Universe of Water Particles Falling from the Sky’, is a digital waterfall tumbling down a monolith. Much like teamLab’s other creations, the water flow changes depending on the viewer’s proximity to the art. Of course, it’s not actual water, but it is an incredibly cooling sight. Mind over matter, right?

Best of all, you don’t need a ticket to see the new artwork. The digital waterfall is on display in front of teamLab Planets, so you can stop by if you’re in the area, perhaps after visiting the Toyosu Fish Market. ‘Universe of Water Particles Falling from the Sky’ is one of teamLab’s rare public art in Tokyo, in addition to ‘Universe of Water Particles on the Living Wall’ in Ginza Six, ‘Time-Blossoming Flowers’ in Kitte Tokyo and a mural in Tokyo Skytree. 

This new digital waterfall is expected to be on display until the teamLab Planets exhibition ends, which is currently slated for the end of 2022.

Heading out to see the waterfall? Check out our guide to social distancing in Tokyo.

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