Typhoon Light Balls and Weightless Forest of Resonating Life - 9 Blurred Colors and 3 Base Colors

teamLab, 2020-, Interactive Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Typhoon Light Balls and Weightless Forest of Resonating Life - 9 Blurred Colors and 3 Base Colors

teamLab, 2020-, Interactive Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Typhoon Light Balls are a group of giant balls that float, sink, and continuously turn. When they are struck by a person or recieve an impact, they change color and produce a unique sound tone. The surrounding spheres respond one after another, changing to the same color and sounding the same tone in succession.


The ovoids in the vicinity are autonomous and self-righting. When an ovoid is pushed down, it returns to an upright position, changes its light color, and emits a sound tone unique to its color. The surrounding ovoids respond one after another, changing to the same color and emitting a tone in succession.


Because the Typhoon Light Ball and ovoid colors are produced by light, it is possible to create nine blurred colors (light in water, sunlight on water plants, morning glow, morning sky, sky at twilight, peach, plum, iris, and spring maple), as well as three base colors (blue, red, and green), producing a total of twelve colors.