Resonating Crape Myrtles

teamLab, 2022, Interactive Digitized Nature, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Resonating Crape Myrtles

teamLab, 2022, Interactive Digitized Nature, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

The crape myrtles along the Oike Lake banks shine brightly.


When people pass by the crape myrtles, they shine more brightly and produce a tone. The light of that tree then radiates out, spreading to nearby crape myrtles as they resonate with the same tone. If light approaches from the opposite side it signifies the presence of people there, making people more aware of the existence of others in the same space.