Art / Openings In Tokyo


'Teamlab Exhibition: Walk Through the Crystal Universe'


by Daisuke Kikuchi

Staff Writer

Aug. 21-Sept. 27

Artist collective teamLab was founded in 2001, and its members include artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, designers and editors. Its work, therefore, has always been of a sophisticated artistic and technological nature. For the Pola Museum, it is turning the building’s annex gallery into an atmospheric interactive space, using 60,000 LEDs in a 3-D form.

“Crystal Universe” utilizes teamLab’s Interactive 4-D Vision technology, which allows users to control the LEDs to give the illusion of light movement — in this case to look like stars in space. By accessing the exhibition website on smartphones, you can swipe the screen to add stars and feel as if you’re standing at the center of the universe.

Pola Museum Annex; Pola Ginza Bldg. 3F, 1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. Ginza Ichome Stn. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free admission. 03-5777-8600;