Blending Nature and Technology – teamLab master class in Budapest

A presentation entitled The philosophy and design of TeamLab's Interactive art exhibitions will be held by members of Tokyo-based teamLab Kudo Takashi and Yamada Takeshi in Budapest.

This will be the first time representatives of the prestigious artist collective building magical visual worlds attracting millions of visitors from New York to Paris to Beijing is coming to speak in Hungary. The presentation and panel discussion will provide insight into their workings, artworks, and magnificent visual world.   

The group includes international artists, coders, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, and architects who refer to themselves as ‘ultra-Technologists’. Their immersive spaces blur the line between water and land, the past and the future, fantasy and reality, with mobile applications adding extra layers to the experience to provide food for thought or move your emotions.  The creatures and shapes inhabiting the spaces and responding to the visitors’ movements are in constant motion, each of them unique and inimitable.  

Their exhibition Borderless in Tokyo is currently on display, providing both kids and adults with an unforgettable experience. The title is a reference not only to this particular exhibition, but also their entire credo: a desire to blur the lines and transcend the boundaries between disciplines. Unconventional also in terms of organisational structure, the collective straddles the line between business and art -- in addition to their own productions, they are also involved in architectural projects and designing exhibitions for other museums. 

Founded in 2001 and gained worldwide fame in 2018, the group today owns several exhibition spaces. TeamLab’s artworks are located all over the world, including in contemporary art museums in Los Angeles, Sydney, San Francisco, New York, Istanbul, Helsinki, and Melbourne. In addition to having their breathtaking installations shown in public spaces around dozens of metropolises, they have also created numerous own museums and exhibition spaces across Japan currently available for viewing. 

Their interdisciplinary works blur the line between science and art, as well as technology and real life. The mission of the collective is to redefine the relationship between the self and the world through art, and to uncover new forms of perception.  

According to them, people like to box and label things in order to better understand the world around them. TeamLab, however, seeks to transcend these boundaries, whether it is our concepts of the relationship between self and the world or of the linearity of time, and to show that it is possible to exist in a long, fragile, yet magical and infinite continuity. 


Event information

Date and time: 12 March 2024, 6:30 p.m.

Venue: MOME TWO Space Experimental Studio (T_014)

Event schedule
6:35–7.00 p.m. Presentation by TeamLab
7:00- 7:45 p.m. Panel discussion with Takeshi and Takashi With MOME Rector’s Commissioner Lili Érmezei as moderator
7:45–8:15 p.m. Q&A

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