teamLab Massless Beijing | teamLab

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2022.12.24(Sat) - ถาวรChaoyang Joy City, Beijing
14 & 15 December: Closed due to snow.
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2022.12.24(Sat) - ถาวรChaoyang Joy City, Beijing
14 & 15 December: Closed due to snow.

With your body, immerse, perceive, and become one with a world that transcends material substances.

teamLab Massless is a body immersive museum composed of artworks created by art collective teamLab.

Humans have been liberated from material substances, and human creations now transcend the conventional notion of matter. The contour of the artwork’s existence transcends material boundaries, transforming it into an ambiguous continuity in relation to space and its surrounding environment. The boundary between the human body and art becomes blurred, enabling the body to move more freely. As a result, human perception expands from the artwork itself to the environment. teamLab Massless is a world created by artworks that transcend the notion of material substances.

With your body, immerse yourself in the art, explore the 10,000-sqm complex three-dimensional world, and create a new world with others in which your body and the world becomes continuous without boundaries.

Massless World

Human expression has been liberated from material substances by the digital medium. It no longer requires an irreversible bond to the material in order to exist, and human creations now transcend the conventional notion of matter.
The contour of the artwork’s existence transcends physical  boundaries, inviting people to reconsider the artwork as continuous and ambiguous with the space and its surrounding environment. The boundary between the human body and art becomes blurred, enabling the body to move more freely. People’s perception expands from the artwork itself to the environment. teamLab Massless is a world created by artworks that transcend the notion of material substances.

With other people, immerse your body in the artwork and understand the world with your body. The body and the world become continuous without boundaries.
  • Massless World Concept Video

Massless World Concept Video

Massless Clouds Between Sculpture and Life

Life is an order of energy.
In this artwork space, like life, we created an order of energy. In doing so, a giant white mass is born, and emerges afloat.

The sculpture, a giant white mass, neither sinks down to the floor nor reaches the ceiling, floating as though transcending the concept of mass. The contour of this floating sculpture’s existence is ambiguous, becoming smaller when it tears and growing larger when the masses come together. People can enter this sculpture with their entire body, and even if the sculpture breaks, it naturally repairs itself like a living thing. But, as with living things, when the sculpture is destroyed beyond what it can repair, it cannot mend itself, and collapses. Even if people try to move or push this floating sculpture, they cannot do so. If they stir up the wind, the sculpture will scatter.

What is life in biological terms? Viruses, for example, are considered to exist somewhere between living and inanimate because they do not have cells, the smallest unit of biological life, nor do they have the ability to self-reproduce. What separates the living from the inanimate cannot be defined biologically to this day.

Objects like stones and man-made creations maintain a stable structure on their own. A stone can continue to exist in a closed box, sealed off from the outside world, but life cannot sustain its existence in such a box because it is not an independent structure that can exist on its own.

Life is like a vortex created in the ocean. The vortex cannot maintain a stable structure on its own; rather, it is created and sustained by water that continuously flows inwards and outwards.
The vortex is an existence within the flow, and its contour is ambiguous.

The same is true of life. It consumes external matter and energy as food and discharges it, sustaining its ordered structure as the energy dissipates. Life exists within the flow of matter and energy, and its contour, like a vortex, is ambiguous.
Life is a miraculous phenomenon that emerges in the flow of matter and energy, and its structure is the order of energy created by that flow.

In terms of material substance, the only things that exist in this space are ordinary soap, water, and air. The bubbles are soap bubbles.
Although life cannot be strictly defined with modern biology, everything that is structured upon cells, metabolizes, and self-reproduces, is conveniently labeled living things. In other words, all living things are composed of cells. All cells are surrounded by a cell membrane composed of a lipid bilayer with the hydrophilic part facing outwards and the hydrophobic part covered within the layers. Both the inside and outside of the enveloping membrane are liquid.
Soap bubbles are similarly enveloped by  lipid bilayer membranes, and the membranes of the bubbles that make up this sculpture are structurally identical to cell membranes. However, contrary to cells, the bilayer of the bubble membrane floats in and encloses air, so the hydrophobic part faces outwards, while the hydrophilic part is covered within the layers. In other words, if we consider cells to be pouch-shaped membranes in liquid, bubbles are pouch-shaped membranes in air.

The space is filled with soap bubbles to create a unique environment in which an order of energy is born. By doing so, an immense white mass emerges from this sea of bubbles that floats steadily in mid-air.
This sculpture is created from substances composed in the same ways as cells, the structuring units of life-forms, and the order of energy created from this unique environment.

Forest of Flowers and People: Lost, Immersed and Reborn

The seasons change gradually across the installation space.
A seasonal year of flowers blossom according to the changing seasons, and the place where they grow gradually moves.

The flowers bud, grow, and blossom before their petals begin to wither and eventually fade away. The cycle of growth and decay repeats itself in perpetuity. If a person stays still, the flowers surrounding them grow and bloom more abundantly. If viewers touch or step on the flowers, they shed their petals, wither, and die all at once.

The artwork is not a pre-recorded image that is played back: it is created by a computer program that continuously renders the work in real time. The interaction between people and the installation causes continuous change in the artwork: previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur. The picture at this moment can never be seen again.

In spring in the Kunisaki Peninsula, there are many cherry blossoms in the mountains and canola blossoms at their base. This experience of nature caused teamLab to wonder how many of these flowers were planted by people and how many were native to the environment. It is a place of great serenity and contentment, but the expansive body of flowers is an ecosystem influenced by human intervention, and the boundary between the work of nature and the work of humans is unclear. Rather than nature and humans being in conflict, a healthy ecosystem is one that includes people. In the past, people understood that they could not grasp nature in its entirety, and that it is not possible to control nature. People lived more closely aligned to the rules of nature that created a comfortable natural environment. We believe that these valleys hold faint traces of this premodern relationship with nature that once existed, and we hope to explore a form of human intervention based on the premise that nature cannot be controlled.

Autonomous Abstraction, Continuous Phenomena from the Universe to the Self

Autonomous abstraction.
The dots of light blink and change color in cycles unique to each dot. A spontaneous order phenomenon occurs between dots that are close to each other, and their hues and the rhythm at which they blink gradually synchronize. When people touch them, the rhythm of the blinking hues change and are randomized, but the dots close to each other once again cause a spontaneous order phenomenon between them.
The dots of lights emit a tone each time they blink. The tones can be heard continuously throughout the space; what sounds like music is solely created by the continuous tones produced by the blinking lights.

A spontaneous order phenomenon occurs when different rhythms influence each other and synchronize. Examples include when the pendulums of two clocks gradually begin to swing together; when many fireflies gather in one tree and all start blinking at the same time, creating a larger light as a whole; or when the cells that make up the heart synchronize and tremble simultaneously to create the pulse of the heart. This can be seen in various systems, from physical phenomena, neurophysiology, to ecosystems. Although the individual parts do not have the ability to observe the whole, the phenomenon of self-organization is the creation of an ordered and larger structure, resulting from the autonomous behavior of each individual part influencing each other. This phenomenon is also known as spontaneous order.

It is believed that entropy (a measurement of the lack of order in a system) in the universe will steadily increase (the law of increasing entropy) and that entities with form eventually collapse. Despite that, it is a wonder that the sun was created and the planets were born, that life was formed and societies exist. However, the reason why the universe, life, nature, and society continue to be maintained in spite of this may be because order is continuously formed on its own through the shared phenomenon of self-organization in the midst of disorder. In other words, the universe and our own existence are a continuous order created by the same phenomenon.

Existence in the Flow Creates Vortices

Vortices are created behind people as they climb against the flow.

Although a vortex is steady, it is constantly moving and swelling like a powerful life-form.
Despite the existence of the vortex being maintained, the water particles that form it change from moment to moment. The vortex that is being seen now is created by completely different water from the same vortex seen a few minutes ago. The vortex, unlike a rock, cannot maintain a stable structure on its own; rather, it is created and sustained by the energy of water that continuously flows inwards and outwards.
A vortex looks like a life-form because life similarly consumes external energy and matter and discharges it, sustaining its ordered structure within that flow. Life is a miraculous vortex that emerges from a flow of energy in a continuous world.

Water is depicted as a continuum of countless water particles, and the interactions between the particles are calculated to create a three-dimensional simulation of their movement. The vortices create lines from the trails of these particles. The collection of three-dimensional lines are then cut out using what teamLab calls Ultrasubjective Space. In contrast to space that is created through, or cut out by, lenses and perspective, Ultrasubjective Space does not fix the viewer’s viewpoint and in turn frees their body. The floor and walls that the vortices are seen on do not become a boundary between the viewer and the artwork, and the artwork space becomes continuous with the space in which the viewer’s body exists.

Life Survives by the Power of Life II

Although self and nature seem distinct, they are actually a single entity, inseparable from each other. The opposite of division is not unification, and we might  realize that existences that appear to be distinct are actually part of a single whole.The blessings and threats of nature, as well as the blessings and threats of civilization, are continuous. Neither is there a source of absolute malice, nor can it all be dismissed idealistically. Nonetheless, we seek to affirm life in all aspects. Life is beautiful.
In this artwork, 生 (sei), the character that signifies life, is written three-dimensionally using Spatial Calligraphy. Spatial Calligraphy is a form of calligraphy drawn in space that teamLab has been exploring since it was founded. The artwork reconstructs calligraphy in three-dimensional space to express the depth, speed and power of the brush stroke, and that calligraphy is then flattened using the logical structure teamLab calls Ultrasubjective Space. The calligraphy shifts between two and three dimensions.
The space of a traditional artwork, framed by a lens or perspective, appears to be on the other side of the artwork’s surface: the surface becomes a boundary, and the space where the viewer exists is separated from the artwork space. However, one of the characteristics of Ultrasubjective Space is that the artwork surface does not become a boundary. Thus the space in which the artwork exists, transcends the boundary of the artwork surface and is perceived as though it exists three-dimensionally in the same space where the viewer stands. The artwork space is continuous with the viewer’s physical space.

Athletics Forest

teamLab Athletics Forest is a new “creative physical space” that trains spatial recognition ability by promoting the growth of the hippocampus of the brain. It is based on the concept of understanding the world through the body and thinking of the world three-dimensionally. In a complex, physically challenging, three-dimensional space, immerse your body in an interactive world.
  • Athletics Forest Concept Video

Athletics Forest Concept Video

Aerial Climbing through a Flock of Colored Birds

Aerial Climbing is a space where horizontal bars of varying colors are suspended by ropes and float three-dimensionally in the air. People use these bars to navigate the space in mid-air through three dimensions, trying not to fall. As the bars are linked, the movement caused on a bar by a person will affect the bars on which other people are standing. The arrangement of the bars vary depending on the selected route, so people’s experiences will differ depending on the various ways the bars are linked.When people climb onto the bars, they shine brightly and produce a sound specific to its color. The more people climb onto bars of different colors, the more sounds will be played at the same time.
Flocks of birds fly around freely in this space. When they fly near the people in the space, they take on the color of the bars on which the people stand.
The movement of thousands of birds is beautiful and mysterious, appearing like a single giant life form. The flock has neither a leader nor mutual consensus, but it is said that the birds move on the simple basis of; if my neighbor moves, then I move too. However, the biological mechanism that causes hundreds of birds to move at the same time remains a mystery. It seems there is a universal principle that humans have yet to understand. Likewise, the arrangement of color of the flock is not predetermined. Influenced by people, the birds move, based on a primitive rule unknown to humankind, which in turn creates a complex and beautiful coloration in the space.
The artwork is not a pre-recorded image that is played back; it is created by a computer program that continuously renders the work in real time. The interaction between people and the installation causes continuous change in the artwork, so previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur. The picture at this moment can never be seen again.

Future Park

teamLab Future Park is an educational project based on the concept of collaborative creation (co-creation). It is an amusement park where people can enjoy creating the world freely with others.
  • Future Park Concept Video

Future Park Concept Video

EN TEA HOUSE

A teahouse surrounded by countless spheres of light and spheres of darkness.

Masses made entirely of light do not exist in the universe - in other words, these spheres of light only exist in your perception.


When a cup of tea is poured, the tea lights up. The rhythm of the tea’s light influences the light of teas close by, and they gradually synchronize, blinking in unison.


The color of the tea’s light as a whole does not appear to change; but when you look closely, observing the miniscule, the color of the light is actually continuously changing, creating infinite time.

  • EN TEA HOUSE Concept Video

EN TEA HOUSE Concept Video

Tea in Spontaneous Order - Dynamic Equilibrium Color

When a cup of tea is poured, it begins to glow with its own unique rhythm and produces a tone. A spontaneous order phenomenon occurs between the teas close by as they influence each other, gradually syncing the rhythms of light and color of the teas.When you lift the tea to drink it, it shines brightly and the suns of the artwork Massless Suns and Dark Spheres resonate one after the other in response. As you finish the tea, the artwork enters your body and stops influencing its surroundings.
The light color of the tea is Dynamic Equilibrium Color, a new color concept by teamLab. When a person sees the tea in the cup from a distance, taking in its entirety, the color of the light does not appear to change; but when they look closely, observing the miniscule, the color of the light is actually continuously changing, and creating a new sense of time.
A spontaneous order phenomenon occurs when different rhythms influence each other and become aligned. Examples include when the pendulums of two clocks gradually begin to swing together, when many fireflies gather in one tree and all start flashing at the same time, creating a larger light phenomenon, or when the cells that make up the heart synchronize and tremble simultaneously to create the beating of the heart. The phenomenon of self-organization is the creation of a large structure with order resulting from the autonomous behavior of each individual, even though each individual does not have the ability to observe the whole. This can also be called a self-organization phenomenon.
It is believed that entropy (a measurement of the lack of order in a system) in the universe will steadily increase (the law of increasing entropy) and that entities with form eventually collapse. However, the reason why the universe, life, nature, and society are able to exist in spite of this may be because order is born by itself through the common phenomenon of self-organization in the midst of disorder. In other words, the universe and our own existence are a continuous order created by the same phenomenon.

Sketch Factory

Turn your own drawing into an item to take home with you.
The fish and creatures you draw and bring to life in Sketch Ocean and Graffiti Nature will be made into an original product such as a badge, T-shirt, or tote bag.

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Venue Details

teamLab Massless Beijing

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2022.12.24(Sat) - ถาวร

วลาเริ่มงาน

Monday - Friday
10:30 - 19:00 (Last entry 18:00)
Saturday - Sunday
10:30 - 20:00 (Last entry 19:00)

วันหยุด

July 2024
・Open every day

August 2024
・Open every day

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สถานที่จัดงาน

Chaoyang Joy City
10F, Chaoyang Joy City, Chaoyang North Road No.101, Chaoyang District, Beijing
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Address in local language:

朝阳大悦城
北京市朝阳区朝阳北路101号10F
By taxi or Uber
Get off in front of the B1 entrance on the 1st floor of Chaoyang Joy City, walk 50 meters west and take the no. 12 elevator up to the 10th floor.
By car
There are parking lots on Basement Floors 2 and 3 at Chaoyang Joy City. Take the no.12 elevator up to the 10th floor from the E4 area (B2F) or H4 area (B3F).
By train
Get off at the Qingnian Lu station on line no.6 and head to Exit B. Walk 1 minute to the B1 entrance on Basement Level 1 at Chaoyang Joy City, walk 50 meters west, and take the no.12 elevator up to the 10th floor.
By bus
Take the 126, 499, 553, 605, 675, 682, 911, Microcirculation Line 141, or Microcirculation Line 194. Get off at the Qingnian Lukou East station, Qingnianlu Community South station, or Qingnianlu Community station. Walk approx. 250 meters to the south entrance of Chaoyang Joy City, walk 50 meters east to take the no. 12 elevator up to the 10th floor.

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・In general, tickets cannot be canceled or changed once purchased.
・Children (Under 12 years old) must be accompanied by an adult who is 18 years old or above. There must be one accompanying adult for every three children, including children eligible for free entry.
・Children under 2 years old may enter for free.
・The opening time of the venue may change with prior notice on the ticket purchase page.

・The venue cannot be held liable for visitors’ injury, loss, or other problems that may occur.
・Certain artworks may not be available due to large crowds or maintenance.
・Artworks or artwork specifications may vary by season.
・The exhibition may be canceled due to circumstances of the venue.
・Tickets can be refunded only if the venue has an unscheduled closure.
・There is no limit on the duration of your stay at the venue after admission.
・Re-entry is not permitted.
・Animals are not allowed at the venue excluding assistance dogs.
・Please look after your own personal belongings. The venue will not not be liable for any stolen or lost items.
・Prohibited Items
 Food & alcoholic beverages
 Items that exceed 50cm
 Hazardous items, items with strong smells, fresh flowers, etc.
 Drinks
 Strollers must be stored in the luggage room.
 Any other items deemed to be dangerous by staff.

・The venue is dark with uneven and unsteady footing in many places. Be aware of your own actions as well as those around you. If you are with young children, please watch over them closely for their safety.
・Please do not touch the projectors, sensors, lights, and other equipment for safety reasons.
・Do not bring food into the venue (including candy and gum).
・For visiting EN TEA HOUSE, please order at least one drink per person.
・For safety reasons, anyone wearing high heels, sandals, wooden clogs, or other unsteady footwear will not be allowed to enter the Athletic Area. We recommend that you bring your own sneakers.
・There are some artworks that have mirror floors, please be aware.  For the customers wearing skirts, you can borrow a wrap skirt which is near the artwork.
・For safety reasons pregnant women are not permitted in some areas.
・Some guests are prohibited from experiencing some artworks according to height, age, ability to walk, etc.
・Wheelchair users may enter the venue but they may not enter or experience some artworks that are impassable to wheelchairs to ensure safety.
・Visitors who are ill or drunk will not be allowed entry.
・Please follow the staff's instructions. Visitors that do not follow them may be escorted out of the premisis.

・Taking photos and videos are allowed but please be careful not to cause inconvenience to other visitors.
・Use of flash photography and drones is prohibited.
・Use of monopods, tripods, selfie sticks, etc is prohibited.
・Media filming may take place without prior notice. If you do not wish to be featured in the coverage, please inform our staff.
・Filming or photography for commercial purposes is not permitted without prior consent.
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teamLab
teamLab (f. 2001) is an international art collective. Their collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, and the natural world. Through art, the interdisciplinary group of specialists, including artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, and architects, aims to explore the relationship between the self and the world, and new forms of perception. In order to understand the world around them, people separate it into independent entities with perceived boundaries between them. teamLab seeks to transcend these boundaries in our perceptions of the world, of the relationship between the self and the world, and of the continuity of time. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity. teamLab exhibitions have been held in cities worldwide, including New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Silicon Valley, Beijing, and Melbourne among others. teamLab museums and large-scale permanent exhibitions include teamLab Borderless and teamLab Planets in Tokyo, teamLab Borderless Shanghai, and teamLab SuperNature Macao, with more to open in cities including Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Hamburg, Jeddah, and Utrecht. teamLab’s works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Asia Society Museum, New York; Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and Amos Rex, Helsinki. teamlab.art Biographical Documents teamLab is represented by Pace Gallery, Martin Browne Contemporary and Ikkan Art.