Making a Splash: Free interactive water show opens in Laguna’s Nuvali Eco City

Starting this Friday and continuing every weekend for a year, the international digital art collective TeamLab will be putting on an eye-popping spectacle combining large-scale lights, audio-visual elements, and gigantic plumes of water at a new lakeside show south of Manila at Nuvali Eco City in Santa Rosa, Laguna.

The best part? It’s free!

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The show involves three 15-meter-tall screens with a combined width of 100 meters floating in the middle of the four-hectare man-made lake. It’s against these screens that four videos are projected, accompanied by music, lights, and moving water jets that complement the moving pictures on the screens.

Two of the shows are sit-and-ogle affairs, while the other two invite the audience to participate by downloading an app that allows them to “fish” for digital aquatic animals, and pick from calligraphy characters to be projected across the lake.

Click on the video below to see the water show in action:

A fifth bonus show showcases parols (locally made star-shaped Christmas ornaments) by assembling a series of them in different colors, moving to the tune of a Filipino Christmas carol medley.

While this is the first time such a show has hit the Philippines, the digital water installation by TeamLab has been around since 2001, and has visited the likes of Tokyo, Beijing, London, Paris, and New York.

Photo: Khyne Palumar / Coconuts Manila

Even though Nuvali is an hour and a half’s drive from Manila (or over two if you run into gridlock getting off the metro), based on what we’ve seen, the gorgeous hour-and-a-half spectacle might still be a pretty good reason to trudge through traffic.


Find it:
TeamLab Water Interactive Show will run for a year at Globe Lakeside Nuvali, Brgy. Don Jose, Santa Rosa, Laguna
Friday to Sunday, 6pm to 9pm
Phone: +6349 302 6091
FB: @NUVALIOfficial | IG: @NuvaliPH


Photo: Khyne Palumar / Coconuts Manila

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