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Floating Resonating Lamps in the Hyotan Pond

teamLab, 2021, Interactive Installation, Murano Glass, LED, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Floating Resonating Lamps in the Hyotan Pond

teamLab, 2021, Interactive Installation, Murano Glass, LED, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Toji has a five-story pagoda, the tallest wooden pagoda in Japan, as well as a gourd pond, which is an element of a pond garden.

Each of the lamps on the gourd pond’s water surface floats autonomously. When a person passes close to a lamp, or when the wind blows a lamp, it shines brightly and emits a sound. The lamps in the vicinity responded one after another, shining and resonating their sound tones in succession.

It then continues to resonate through the nearby Resonating Trees and Forest of Autonomous Resonating Life. Perhaps people will become more aware of the existence of others in the same space.

When the wind is not blowing and people are not nearby, the lamps begin to blink slowly.

*The lamps are made of Murano glass (Venetian glass).