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PHOTOS: Fresh digital art experience that combines museum and sauna in Japan

Published on Mar 13, 2021 04:50 PM IST
  • Not a modern art museum, but the latest creation of Japan's teamLab collective of engineers, artists and architects, anchored around a maze of seven saunas lit up in hues of red, green and yellow. The Tokyo-based digital art group took over an empty lot in the city's glitzy Roppongi district and over the last year erected a gigantic tent housing the sauna rooms and three immersive art installations. "Art is traditionally exhibited in luxurious places like palaces or museums - we wanted to create a luxurious state of mind for people to experience it," said Takashi Kudo, a teamLab lab member at a demonstration on Saturday. "TikTok teamLab Reconnect" opens runs March 22 until the end of August. For $44 on weekdays and $53 on weekends, visitors can dip in and out of the hot rooms and cold showers, and walk inside the artworks sporting only swimming suits. The coronavirus means seating in the biggest saunas was cut from 24 to 12 and ventilation was adjusted to meet government standards for air circulation.
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Staffs of teamLab wearing swimming suits walk inside digital artwork combined with light, water and sound during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2021.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 13, 2021 04:50 PM IST

Staffs of teamLab wearing swimming suits walk inside digital artwork combined with light, water and sound during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2021.(REUTERS)

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A staff of teamLab checks a digital artwork titled as Levitation during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2021. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 13, 2021 04:50 PM IST

A staff of teamLab checks a digital artwork titled as Levitation during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2021. (REUTERS)

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A staff of teamLab wearing a swimming suit stands inside a digital artwork combined with light, mist and sound during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2021. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 13, 2021 04:50 PM IST

A staff of teamLab wearing a swimming suit stands inside a digital artwork combined with light, mist and sound during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2021. (REUTERS)

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Staffs of teamLab wearing swimming suits look at artwork titled as Array and Spiral of Resonating Lamps during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 13, 2021 04:50 PM IST

Staffs of teamLab wearing swimming suits look at artwork titled as Array and Spiral of Resonating Lamps during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon(REUTERS)

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Staffs of teamLab wearing swimming suits use a sauna during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2021. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 13, 2021 04:50 PM IST

Staffs of teamLab wearing swimming suits use a sauna during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2021. (REUTERS)

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A staff of teamLab wearing a swimming suit takes shower next to a digital artwork combined with light, mist and sound during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2021. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 13, 2021 04:50 PM IST

A staff of teamLab wearing a swimming suit takes shower next to a digital artwork combined with light, mist and sound during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2021. (REUTERS)

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Staffs of teamLab wearing swimming suits walk inside digital artwork combined with light, water and sound during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 13, 2021 04:50 PM IST

Staffs of teamLab wearing swimming suits walk inside digital artwork combined with light, water and sound during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon(REUTERS)

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