This Is The World’s First All-Digital Art Museum
It’s hard to imagine a museum without paintings or sculptures, but the MORI Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo uses projection-mapping technology to make this a reality.
And it’s missing much more than just traditional art, with no guide maps, no descriptions and no signs, the psychedelic space offers visitors a completely unique sensory experience. Also, it might be the only museum in the world to encourage people to touch the art, seeing as all the artwork reacts to movement and touch.
Motion sensors are hidden throughout a maze of dark, empty rooms. The website describes that, “In a vast complex, three-dimensional 10,000 square meter space, 520 computers and 470 projectors create a completely new world, the likes of which have never been seen before.”
The displays create 50 different kaleidoscopic installations on every part of the exhibit space. The head of the museum, Ou Sugiyama, said, “Each visitor can enjoy this experience in their own way. The title of the exhibit is ‘Borderless’ and it’s meant to signify how the immersive works keep boundaries between visitors in a state of continuous flux.”
There are rooms inspired by the forest, the ocean, the cycle of life, animals, plants and even interactive areas where the visitors create the art themselves. The museum also has the EN Tea House where, for an extra $4.50, guests can actually drink the art. With the help of a server, flowers will bloom out of a cup after the tea is poured.
The museum is housed at Odaiba Palette town on the Rinkai line and the Yurikamome tram line. Children get in for $9, or 1,000 yen, and adults pay $29, or 3,200 yen. Check out some footage of the incredible new museum below…