teamLab teams up with Ayala Land to launch the first-ever interactive water show in Nuvali
Team Out Of Town was lucky to have been invited to one of the most exciting events this year. Tokyo-based digital art collective teamLab teams up with Ayala Land to launch the country’s first interactive water show in Nuvali, Laguna, on Tuesday, November 11.
Invited media witnessed a stellar display of teamLab’s creation which makes use of digital technology to create a “borderless” experience, as they believe that technology has “allowed art to liberate itself from the physical and transcend boundaries.”
As mentioned, these aren’t just any normal art shows we usually see. Some of the artworks will be interactive as it can be co-created in real-time by visitors using the TeamLab smartphone application.
What to expect in the water show:
Upon arriving at the lakeside, we were asked to download an app called Nuvali teamLab Water to be able to take part in the show.
The first show was “Born from the Water, a Loving and Beautiful World” which features kanji characters, birds, flowers, and mountains, wherein viewers can select which one to swipe at the water screen through the app. However, if you don’t have a stable internet connection, you can’t participate in the interactive show. There were glitches from the audio, but none of it matters as it was entertaining to watch.
Few lucky viewers were able to use their app during the “Interactive Fishing Party: Spin your Fishing Reel” show where they can catch a variety of fish using their smartphone like a fishing reel.
The last two shows, which are the “Water Scrolls: Genpei Yashima Battle” and “Reversible Rotation in Water” can be enjoyed without the use of a smartphone. The story of the Water Scrolls depicts a Japanese historical tale, while the “Reversible Rotation in Water” features a special, 3D Japanese calligraphy written on the water, which rotates in the artwork space.
After its launch, the “Nuvali TeamLab Water Interactive Show” will be available from Friday to Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.
After the photo op with the esteemed guests, another round of display wowed visitors as they play Christmas carols “Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit” and “Maligayang Pasko” on the water projector.
The interactive magical water show is open to the public starting Nov. 22 (Friday) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Friday to Sunday) in the Globe Lakeside area.
Tips Before Watching the Show:
- Download the Nuvali teamLab Water to take part in the “Born from the Water, a Loving and Beautiful World” and “Interactive Fishing Party” shows. Free on Google Play and Apple Store.
- Wear your most comfortable shoes. We’re not sure if the nearest exit will also be closed, so expect a long walk in the evening.
- Bring your water as there are no near stores around the area.