New digital art exhibition in Nagoya promises “a beetle paradise” in a colorful forest

A beautiful insect world awaits you in Japan’s fourth largest city this summer!

Digital Art Exhibitions like Fukuoka’s TeamLab Forest and Tokyo’s TeamLab Borderless are trending right now, and why not? With interactive experiences using light, colour, texture and sound, they are a feast for the senses and fun for adults and children alike.

If you are a fan of digital art museums and nature, you should check out the latest exhibition in Nagoya: the Digital Art Forest bug paradise. It is a Projection Mapping Exhibition that creates a mystical world full of bugs to celebrate Jean-Henri Fabrea French naturalist known for his writings on insects.

The digital artificial forest is a forest of light filled with bugs that glitter like jewels as they fly and flutter about. Using 10 projectors to project displays onto walls, floors, gauzy silk fabrics and 3-D objects, the makers, digital communications company Hitohata, have created a beautiful world of light, color and wonder that you will want to take your time to explore.

Naturally, the display is also interactive and reacts to visitors’ movements, making it an active experience for all visitors.

This digital art pop-up exhibition serves as part of the “200. Anniversary of Fabre’s Birth ~ Experience Fabre’s Bugs Exhibition Nagoya”, which honors Fabre’s work and his passion and dedication to the study of beetles. The event includes not only the digital art museum, but also an exhibition of insect specimens like the Hercules beetle and rare exhibits – like the specimens referenced by Fabre in his letter Book of Insects–, a digital forest of giant insect robots, an interactive area where you can hold real insects, and much more. It’s sure to be a hit with your bug-obsessed little one!

The Digital Art Forest is open until August 28th and is located in the Kamiyama South Building Museum Tower, which is just outside of Kamiyama Station in Nagoya. Tickets for the “Experience Fabre’s Bugs Exhibition Nagoya” include entry to the Digital Art Forest and cost 1,800 yen at the door for adults and 900 yen for children (infants under two years old are free), but if you purchase a ticket in advance, at a Buy Supermarket Vending machines will discount your tickets by 200 yen or 100 yen.

The exhibition also offers night tours from 6pm to 8:30pm, but these tickets do not offer pre-sale discounts and days are limited, so check in advance if you want to visit the exhibitions at night.

When you’re done exploring the Digital Art Forest, why not have lunch or dinner at the Final Fantasy XIV Eorza Cafe or the unofficial but sanctioned Ghibli Cafe.

Information about the exhibition
Digital Art Forest Bug Paradise in Experience Fabre’s Bugs Nagoya / DIGITAL ART FOREST 昆虫の楽園 in 体感するファーブル昆虫展 NAGOYA
Aichi-ken Nagoya-shi Kamiyama-cho 1-1-1 Kamiyama South Building Museum Tower
愛知県名古屋市中区金山町1-1-1 金山南ビル美術館棟
Open until 28.08
Opening hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Night Museum opening hours: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m
Dates of the Night Museum: August 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20 and 27

Source, images: PR Times
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