Featured on SF WEEKLY, Jul 22, 2021

An Engaging Exhibit: ‘teamLab: Continuity’

San Francisco now has two major immersive art experiences. Besides “Immersive Van Gogh,” which opened in March, there is “teamLab: Continuity,” a multi-room excursion at the Asian Art Museum that opens Friday, and makes visitors feel like they’re in a nighttime dreamscape with nature and art swirling all about them — on the walls, on the floor, and on the visitors themselves. (Excerpt from the text)

Featured on CBS, jul 21, 2021

High-Tech ‘teamLab’: Continuity’ Exhibits Opens At Asian Art Museum in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A dazzling, high-tech exhibit called teamLab: Continuity allows visitors to step into an other-worldly experience, where you can become part of the ever-changing art.
The Asian Art Museum is the first museum in the US to display such largescale works from the popular Tokyo-based collaborative teamLab, known for its interconnected digital works.

Featured on Time Out, jul 20, 2021

The 1200-year-old Toji Temple in Kyoto is getting a teamLab exhibition

See Kyoto’s historical Toji Temple in a whole new light through this new teamLab exhibition opening in August. The temple, which is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, was built roughly 1,200 years ago. It’s considered to be Japan’s first temple dedicated to esoteric Buddhism. (Excerpt from the text)

Featured on THE BROOKLYN RAIL, July, 2021

Every Wall is a Door

teamLab is an interdisciplinary collective of over 400 “ultra-technologists” formed in Tokyo in 2001. It’s tempting to frame them as heirs apparent to VanDerBeek’s vision. Relying on devices familiar to cinema and theater such as darkened rooms, outsized projection, and spectacle, teamLab aims to make visitors’ participation integral to the fruition of their artworks in the service of “democratizing” art. Their monumental interactive digital installation at Superblue Miami is titled, with precision, Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together - Transcending Boundaries, A Whole Year per Hour (2017), and merges with a second installation, Universe of Water Particles, Transcending Boundaries (2017). A wall-length mirror reflects the space upon itself, enveloping visitors in a visually sensuous, expansive playground of illusion. Everything moves. Flower petals blossom and accumulate or languidly drift away, responding in real-time to participants’ motions. Larger-than-life luminous, stylized flora scale the walls. Glowing, flowing streams swirl underfoot, receding into darkness. A dreamy instrumental soundtrack shimmers through the speakers.(Excerpt from the text)

Featured on DATEBOOK, July 19, 2021

TeamLab’s ‘Continuity’ at the Asian Art Museum is a uniquely immersive, interactive experience

As my eyes adjusted to both the darkness of the gallery and the swirling pink and fuchsia flowers projected on the walls and floor, it hit me: a blast of sweet pea, maybe tuberose, perhaps peony? The fragrance drifted through the galleries (and my mask), and I mentally connected the smell to the explosions of digital flowers surrounding me. The perfume was mildly intoxicating but not too artificial: It was a heightened interpretation of what spring flowers smell like, rather than a re-creation. That is also an apt description for “Continuity,” the inaugural exhibition at the Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Pavilion at the Asian Art Museum by Tokyo-based art collective teamLab. The moving images, soundtrack and even the fragrances piped into the gallery are all entirely original and created by the hundreds of programmers and designers who make up teamLab, founded by Toshiyuki Inoko in 2001. The collective oversees a number of exhibition spaces in Tokyo in addition to exhibiting internationally, including at Menlo Park’s Pace Gallery in 2016.(Excerpt from the text)

Featured on The Phnom Penh Post, Jul 18, 2021

Japanese forest lights up in digital art show

A cascading waterfall made entirely of light pours onto a rock while azalea trees are illuminated in a glowing ripple at a digital art show in a Japanese forest.
Light installations featuring blooming flowers, giant koi carp and traditional calligraphy come to life after dark, creating an otherworldly ambiance at the exhibition that fuses nature and tech. (Excerpt from the text)