Spa Business issue 2 2021

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PHOTO: TEAMLAB, LEVITATION - FLATTENING RED AND BLUE & BLURRED VIOLET © TEAMLAB

PHOTO: TIKTOK TEAMLAB RECONNECT, ROPPONGI, TOKYO ©TEAMLAB

and allows the beauty of the surrounding world to come into focus,” says teamLab. The exhibition is a continuous flowing experience composed of a sauna area, cold bathing area and an art submersion area, where visitors can rest and view interactive art installations. Exhibition guests are required to wear a bathing suit and begin the experience by spending five to 10 minutes in one of seven unique saunas supplied by Metos, each with varying levels of heat and humidity, scent, light, sound and music. Next, visitors travel to the cold shower area, complete with two different art installations, to awaken and invigorate the senses. Guests then dry off, rehydrate and are invited to rest in one of three art submersion areas with works based on teamLab’s new Supernature Phenomena project that focuses on occurrences that transcend the laws of nature. Highlights include an installation named Levitation – Flattening Red and Blue & Blurred Violet, consisting of a large glowing sphere levitating between the floor and ceiling. Once touched, the sphere falls to

the ground and rolls away, but if there’s no external interference, it will slowly rise into the air again, as though restoring itself to its original state. Visitors are advised to repeat this cycle a maximum of three times. “By taking alternating hot and cold baths, visitors open their minds, experience an ever-expanding physical sensation and become one with the art,” explains teamLab.

Some art installations are used to awaken and invigorate the senses while others, such as Levitation (above), focus on occurrences which transcend the laws of nature

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