teamLab, 2018, Interactive Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
Animals of Flowers, Symbiotic
Animals that are born in the Flower Forest are made of the Flowers of the Forest. The flowers grow from the body of the animals, bloom, and in time there petals scatter, they wither and die. The cycle of life and death continues for eternity. When people touch the animals the flower petals scatter. If people touch the animals too much all the flowers will scatter, and the animals will die and fade away.
The work is rendered in real time by a computer program. It is neither a prerecorded animation nor on loop, The interaction between the viewer and the installation causes continuous change in the artwork; previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur.