Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as Well – Black in White

teamLab, 2014, Digital Work, 5 channels, 4 min 20 sec (loop), Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

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Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as Well – Black in White

teamLab, 2014, Digital Work, 5 channels, 4 min 20 sec (loop), Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

The Japanese mythical bird Yatagarasu,* rendered in ink, flies around the space leaving trails of ink in its wake which form “spatial calligraphy.” As the crows chase and are chased by one another through the air, they turn into flowers and scatter.

*Yatagarasu, the three-legged crow, is a creature found in Japanese mythology. It is believed to represent the sun and the will of Heaven.