Flowers - Layered Ultrasubjective Space

teamLab, 2018, Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi, Voices: Yutaka Fukuoka, Yumiko Tanaka

Flowers - Layered Ultrasubjective Space

teamLab, 2018, Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi, Voices: Yutaka Fukuoka, Yumiko Tanaka

Countless sem-transparent images of flowers.


A seasonal year of flowers blooms and changes in time. However when lotus flowers in the passageway they also flower here.

The flowers are born, they grow, bud, blossom and in time the petals scatter and they die and fade away. The flowers repeat the process of birth and death endlessly. 


A large number of screens are positioned in the exhibition space. The position of the screens is reproduced on a computer in a virtual three dimensional space, and then the space is “flattened” from multiple viewpoints into ultrasubjective space. The flattened multiple viewpoints are then positioned onto the screens. Ultrasubjective space allows for the area around the viewpoints to be cut out and the artwork to be exhibited layered within the exhibition space. 


When a visitor passes between screens they become layered in flowers, and from another persons perspective they exist in the artwork world. In other words, when visitors are seen through the screens by others, they become a part of the work not only in the exhibition space but also in the artwork world.


The work is rendered in real time by a computer program, it is neither a prerecorded animation nor imagery on loop.The work as a whole is in constant change; previous states will never be repeated and can never be seen again.