Reversible Rotation, Flying Beyond Borders - One Stroke, Cold Light

teamLab, 2019, Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Reversible Rotation, Flying Beyond Borders - One Stroke, Cold Light

teamLab, 2019, Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

The Spatial Calligraphy artwork Reversible Rotation transcends the boundaries of the display and continues across the Borderless World in a single stroke. This single stroke influences other artworks: it causes the flowers in Forest of Flowers and People: Lost, Immersed and Reborn to scatter. The calligraphy stroke draws images such as bamboo as it flows seamlessly into other artworks.

The monitor 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 of space that teamLab calls Ultrasubjective Space. The calligraphy shifts between two and three dimensions.