Reversible Rotation in the Tokyo Sky - Black in White

teamLab, 2019, Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

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Reversible Rotation in the Tokyo Sky - Black in White

teamLab, 2019, Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

This artwork incorporates the nighttime skyline of Tokyo. The light that draws the calligraphy is black, meaning there is no light. When visitors get close, they can only see the night scenery through this calligraphy.

The Spatial Calligraphy rotates in the artwork space, every aspect rotating in the same direction. But because of the special characteristics of Ultrasubjective Space, it can appear to be rotating clockwise or counterclockwise.

Spatial Calligraphy is calligraphy drawn in space, a form of calligraphy that teamLab has been exploring since it was founded. The artwork reconstructs calligraphy in three dimensional space to express the depth, speed and power of the brush stroke, and that calligraphy is then flattened using the logical structure teamLab calls Ultrasubjective Space. The calligraphy shifts between two and three dimensions.