- 展示作品（後出 (art) work は作品）
- shine out
- (be) draped in ～
- 境界のない（後出 border は境界）
- dive into ～
- 相互に作用する（後出 interaction は相互作用）
- 設立者（後出 found は設立する）
- draw (→ drew )
- rarely ～
- venture outside someone's own bubble
- put on
- in partnership with ～
- echo through ～
- implement ～ in action
There is a museum in Tokyo's Odaiba district that has no floor maps, no glass or ropes around the exhibits, has nothing at all in fact to distance the viewer from the viewed. That's because the some 60 works on display are all digital, projected onto surfaces or shining out from screens.
When someone approaches a wall draped in flower imagery, they suddenly find themselves in the middle of a field of new blossoms as the work reacts to the visitor and makes them part of the scene.
This is the Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless, which opened in June 2018 and is designed to allow visitors to not just see the artworks, but dive right into them, and even alter them.
The interactive art experience is the brainchild of teamLab founder Inoko Toshiyuki, who says that people in big cities tend to draw a line between themselves and the natural or other worlds. "I wanted to make something that helped people realize this border doesn't exist," he said, and teamLab Borderless is the result.
All living things coexist with other living things, points out Inoko, but people who learn everything they know about other worlds from the media rarely venture outside their own bubbles. "It's not just living things. Cultures are also made up of interactions with other cultures. It's easy to forget that in a big city."
The teamLab Borderless museum, put on in partnership with Mori Building Co., is the culmination of Inoko's ideas over the 17 years since he founded teamLab. And it drew some 1 million visitors from home and abroad in less than six months.
"I want people to feel that they are a part of the world, that the world is a part of them, and that even small changes by an individual echo through the world. And I hope that people implement that lesson in their actions," Inoko says.
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