teamLab, 2018, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi, Voices: Yutaka Fukuoka, Yumiko Tanaka
Walk, Walk, Walk: Search, Deviate, Reunite
This artwork is based on a 2004 artwork Flowers are Crimson.
The artwork starts when Peace can be Realized Even without Order leaves its exhibition space, transcends the boundaries between artworks, sometimes influences other works, and continues walking.
This space is made of a group of anonymous and diverse figures. The figures keep walking and as they do the artwork moves. When visitors touch the figures, they react, sometimes stop, sometimes change the direction and choose a different path.
As visitors keep walking they make decisions and choices, sometimes abandoning things along the way.
The Zen expression “Hoho kore dojo” says every step is the place to learn. The figures of the work continue walking endlessly while confronting new situations. Walking after the figures or confronting new figures one after another the visitors also make choices along their own path.
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.