Universe of Fire Particles Falling from the Sky

teamLab, 2021, Interactive Digital Installation, W6000mm D6000mm H15000mm, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Universe of Fire Particles Falling from the Sky

teamLab, 2021, Interactive Digital Installation, W6000mm D6000mm H15000mm, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Flames are a phenomenon of light and heat generated by combustion, not a substance, but our sensory experience when we see a chemical reaction called combustion. People perceive the flame, a sensory experience, as if it were an object, and sometimes feel life in it.

The flames are represented as a continuum of numerous fire particles. The interaction between the particles is calculated, and lines are drawn in relation to the behavior of the fire particles. The lines are “flattened” using what teamLab considers to be ultrasubjective space.

When people stand on the work, a black absolute presence is created, and the shape of the flames change. The work is affected by people, and is in a state of perpetual, continuous change.