teamLab & TikTok, teamLab Reconnect: Art with Rinkan Sauna Roppongi

teamLab Reconnect is a new art and sauna exhibition by teamLab where visitors experience art in their finest mental state.

teamLab, Exhibition view of teamLab & TikTok, teamLab Reconnect: Art with Rinkan Sauna Roppongi, 2021, Tokyo © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery

Reconnect with the World and Time

teamLab Reconnect is a new art and sauna exhibition by teamLab where visitors experience art in their finest mental state.
By taking alternating hot and cold baths, visitors open their minds, experience an ever-expanding physical sensation, and become one with the art. Recognizing that the mind, body, and environment are the wholeness of our being, we reconnect to the world and time.

A New Art and Sauna Experience

Scientifically speaking, sauna trance is an exceptionally unique neurological state brought about by alternating hot and cold baths (repeated exposure to saunas, cold water, and rest). When entering a sauna trance, the senses sharpen, the mind clears, the beauty of the surrounding world comes into focus, and what normally goes unnoticed can be experienced. Visitors go even deeper by entering the sauna, experiencing a sauna trance, and becoming immersed in the art.

Supernature Phenomenon

Several pieces will be on view at TikTok teamLab Reconnect, including a new group of works based on teamLab’s new art project, Supernature Phenomena. Supernature Phenomena is a project that focuses on occurrences that transcend the laws of nature and result in changes in perception. teamLab believes that when a person views supernature phenomena, such as the defiance of universal gravitation, this causes their perception to change, thus leading to a new cognitive experience that differs from that of everyday life.