Dedicated solely to digital art, the Mori Building Digital Art Museum teamLab Borderless will open in Tokyo’s Odaiba district in June. About 40 works created by teamLab and put on permanent display were shown to media representatives on April 26. (Video by Tetsuro Takehana)

The “world’s first” museum focused solely on digital art will open in Tokyo’s Odaiba district on June 21.

Set up inside the Palette Town commercial complex, the roughly 10,000-square-meter Mori Building Digital Art Museum teamLab Borderless is like a large maze, where visitors can see digital images change in reaction to their movements and feel immersed in the artworks.

Digital art, created through computer graphics and other technologies, has grown in popularity as an experience-based art form.

About 40 works created by Tokyo-based digital art group teamLab Inc. will be put on permanent display.

“Technologies made it possible to get inside the artworks,” teamLab chief Toshiyuki Inoko said. “We hope it will be a place in Tokyo that attracts people from all over the world ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.”

Equipped with 520 computers and 470 projectors, the facility can make visitors feel like they are wandering into a space full of brilliant colors.

One installation consists of countless lamps flickering in tune with people’s movements, while another work shows flowers laid out across the exhibition room going in and out of bloom.

Another exhibit represents a rice paddy field that alters its scenery in sync with the changing of the seasons.