Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together, for Eternity – Tokyo

teamLab, 2014, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

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Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together, for Eternity – Tokyo

teamLab, 2014, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

This is an art installation consisting of a walkway and a large open space that appears to go on for infinity.


The flowers bud, grow, and blossom before their petals begin to wither, and eventually fade away. The cycle of growth and decay repeats itself in perpetuity. The flowers are interactive, depending on the proximity of the viewer to the work, or if the viewer touches the flowers, the flowers simultaneously come to life, or shed their petals wither and die all at once.


The artwork is not a pre-recorded image that is played back: it is created by a computer program that continuously renders the work in real time. The interaction between people and the installation causes continuous change in the artwork: previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur. The picture at this moment can never be seen again.