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Just How Massive Is the Digital Artwork Taking Over the Old Tesla HQ?

Pace Gallery's Menlo Park pop-up has visions of grandeur rivaling Elon's.


Leave your VR goggles at home—the old Tesla headquarters have been transformed into a very real wonderland. TeamLab, the barrier-breaking Japanese art collective known across the globe for its ever-changing projections, takes over pop-up Pace Gallery in Menlo Park this month with an exhibit of 20 digital art installations, titled Living Digital Space and Future Parks. Looped videos these are not—TeamLab specializes in computer-programmed art that reacts to the people around it. The exhibit holds two buildings’ worth of projections—making it the group’s largest in the United States to date. Here, a look at its colossal mass.

19,961 square feet of exhibition space.

400 members of TeamLab (all of whom participated in making Living Digital Space).

1 building dedicated entirely to exhibits for kids (it houses The Sketch Aquarium, where kids’ drawings are projected onto the walls).

5K pixels per inch in one of the pieces (for perspective, an iPad has 264 pixels per inch, so this is ultra, ultra high def).

2,520 square feet occupied by the largest piece in the exhibit, Crows Are Chased and the Chasing Crows Are Destined to Be Chased As Well.


Feb. 6–July 1, Pace Gallery. Get tickets here.


Originally published in the February issue of San Francisco 

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