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Experiential art at teamLab SuperNature Macao
Call it an escape to the multiverse. An immersive stroll through a galaxy where art, nature, design and technology collide. Or some sort of trippy supernova; one that you can step inside. We are talking about a 5,000-square-metre space compartmentalised into 20 different three-dimensional light-art installations.
It all comes courtesy of teamLab – an international, interdisciplinary tech-art collective founded in Tokyo, Japan.
Macao has housed a permanent teamLab exhibition since 2019, at integrated resort The Venetian Macao. It’s called SuperNature Macao. Three new installations were added in June: Floating Flower Garden: Flowers and I are of the Same Root, the Garden and I are One, Massless Clouds Between Sculpture and Life, and EN TEA HOUSE.
Much of teamLab’s dynamic art is programmed to move in direct response to how visitors interact with it. There’s light, sound, and cascading tendrils of live orchids – or soap bubbles, depending on which one you’re in. Inverted Globe Graffiti Nature takes interaction to the next level, encouraging visitors to draw salamanders or frogs on paper – then witness them come to life, via augmented reality, and scuttle about the room. Another features flowers that bloom in front of your eyes, then wither and die at your touch.
This is digital yet tangible (and in some cases, living) art at its very best.