Continuous Life and Death at the Crossover of Eternity

teamLab, 2020, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Continuous Life and Death at the Crossover of Eternity

teamLab, 2020, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Flowers continue to blossom and die in an eternal cycle, the blooms changing with the passage of time in nearby artworks. When people touch the flowers, their petals scatter. But if people hold their hands still against the work, more flowers will be born than usual.

The world of the artwork becomes brighter with the sunrise where it is located, and it becomes darker as the sun sets.

The time of the repeated life and death of the flowers, the time of the nearby artwork worlds, and the time of the city where the work is located, all of these different times intersect and overlap, while the space of the artwork world, other artwork worlds, and the city remain connected. The artwork space is an overlap of different times and space.

The artwork is not a pre-recorded image that is played back: it is created by a computer program that continuously renders the work in real time. The interaction between people and the installation causes continuous change in the artwork: previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur. The picture at this moment can never be seen again.