Ever Blossoming Life Waterfall - Deep in the Mountains of Shikoku

teamLab, 2016 - 2017, Digitized Nature, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

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Ever Blossoming Life Waterfall - Deep in the Mountains of Shikoku

teamLab, 2016 - 2017, Digitized Nature, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

This artwork is a projection onto a waterfall and it’s surrounding environment. The waterfall is situated deep in the Mountains of Shikoku. Flowers bloom and scatter for eternity onto a powerful waterfall and the rocks, formed of a long period of time, that surround it. A seasonal year of the the flowers of this region change over time. Flowers are born, they grow, bud, bloom, and eventually scatter, wither, and fade away. The flowers are in a continuous cycle of birth and death, repeating forever. Life has been created on an overwhelming scale and time span over billions of years on Earth, repeating on an eternal life cycle. However, it is difficult for humans to easily perceive this. Rocks are inorganic and non-living, over the years the natural shape of the rock is modeled by the waterfall. As a result the rock can be thought of as a sculptural block that embodies the power of life.