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CULTURE&LIFE にて、取り上げられました。(Aug 31, 2015)

FLUTTER OF BUTTERFLIES BEYOND BORDERS BY TEAMLAB TAKE OVER LONDON’S SAATCHI GALLERY


Japanese art collective teamLab continue their impressive digital interactive artwork with a take over of London’s Saatchi Gallery for the START Art Fair this September. The exhibition, titled Flutter Of Butterflies Beyond Borders sees a mirrored walkway depict the seasonal course of flowers over a year; a moving image of growth and decay that directly reacts to viewer’s activity.

Attendees’ presence will affect their cycle and whether they wither, die, spring up and blossom. Ultimately, exploring the boundary between nature and human behaviour. The gallery space sees butterflies flying across its walls, onto the floral imagery that looks at art being released from its constraints by the digital domain.

The exhibition sees the group continuing their creation of stunning digital projections that eliminate the borders of architecture through an array of frequently changing images.

Created in real-time by a computer programme, the visuals of the winged insects are not pre-recorded or played back, but continuously changing, never to be repeated.

The installation includes the collectives previous ‘Ever Blossoming Life II – Dark’ and ‘Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together – A Whole Year per Hour Dark’, all three overlaid onto one another to create an all-encompassing, immersive experience of movement and colour.

Nerdist にて、取り上げられました。(Aug 26, 2015)

ENTER THE MATRIX WITH THE ‘CRYSTAL UNIVERSE’ ART INSTALLATION

Don your best pleather frock and bust out those shades, because Japanese tech-art studio TeamLab’s latest creation, “Crystal Universe,” has gone full Matrix.

It might not actually be raining binary within the Crystal Universe, but a system of seemingly infinite, programable LEDs emulate the look of streaming data. And the best part? It’s completely interactive.

“The viewer of the artwork can enter and walk around in the three-dimensional light space,” explains the team. “When the viewer enters the space they will cause a change that will affect the lights, and that change will continue to cause change indefinitely. You can also access the lights from a smartphone, by selecting a universe element, facing the Crystal Universe, and swiping towards it.”

The result is spectacular, sending patterns of light from hand to hallway in a split-second. “It’s all made possible thanks to our Interactive 4D Vision display technology, which uses a common control system to project simple recreations of real objects, that can move in three dimensions.”

A collaboration between programmers, artists, engineers, mathematicians, architects, and more, this isn’t TeamLab’s first dive into the world of tech-inspired art. Their previous works include a floating flower garden, and Crystal Universe’s predecessor, the 3D fireworks cube. “We like to think of ourselves as ‘ultra-technologists,’ aiming to achieve a balance between art, science, technology and creativity,” they say.

Mission: accomplished. Should you find yourself in Tokyo, visit the Pola Museum Annex from Aug 21 – Sep 27, 2015, to see this bit of crazy for yourself! 

Crystal Universe will be on display through September 27 at the Pola Museum Annex in Tokyo.

Theneeds にて、取り上げられました。(Aug 30, 2015)

Digital Butterfly Exhibits

This Project by ‘teamLab’ Features Glowing Butterflies Consuming a Room

‘teamLab’ created this unique digital butterfly exhibit, which will be featured at the START Art Fair in London. The exhibit titled ‘Flutter of Butterflies Beyond Borders’ takes up an entire room. 

The entirety of one room at the Saatchi Gallery will be covered in a digital butterfly display. The butterflies will dance and soar across the walls and ceilings of the room. The walls are covered with mirrors to enhance the experience. While each butterfly is illuminated with a digitized glow, when they come together to create a swarm of insects, it intensifies the entire scene. 

As guests enter the room it will change and alter the course of the butterflies. The insects will either wither, die, spring up or blossom. The goal for this creative art and technology-based display that aims to depict the relationship between humans and nature.

designboom にて、取り上げられました。(Aug 27, 2015)

teamlab sends a flutter of butterflies beyond borders into saatchi gallery

teamlab sends a flutter of butterflies beyond borders into saatchi gallery

teamlab sends a flutter of butterflies beyond borders into saatchi gallery

teamlab: flutter of butterflies beyond borders
saatchi gallery, london
september 10th – 13th, 2015

teamlab takes over the saatchi gallery during the START art fair in london. the exhibition sees the japanese collective continuing their creation digital projections that eliminate the borders of architecture through an array of frequently changing images. ‘flutter of butterflies beyond borders’ is composed of a mirrored walkway that depicts the seasonal course of flowers over a year — a moving image of growth and decay that reacts to viewer’s activity. one’s presence affects their cycle and whether they wither, die, spring up and blossom, ultimately exploring the boundary between nature and human behaviour.

the gallery space sees butterflies flying across its walls, onto the floral imagery which looks at art being released from its constraints by the digital domain. created in real-time by a computer program, the visuals of the winged insects are not pre-recorded or played back, and are continuously changing, never to be repeated. the installation includes the artists’s previous ‘ever blossoming life II – dark’ and ‘flowers and people, cannot be controlled but live together – a whole year dark’, all three overlaid onto one another to create an all-encompassing, immersive experience of movement and color.

MY MODERN MET にて、取り上げられました。(Aug 25, 2015)

Interactive Installation Transports Viewers to Dazzling Universe of Infinite Lights


Japanese tech art studio teamLab invites viewers to step into a galaxy of twinkling lights in Crystal Universe, their latest fully immersive installation. The Tokyo-based collective positioned 60,000 suspended LEDs in three-dimensional space, using their original 4D Vision technology to create the dazzling appearance of an infinite number of light particles cascading endlessly in all directions.

Like their previous works, Crystal Universe is interactive and responds to the movements of the visitor. According to teamLab, “When the viewer enters the space, they will cause a change that will affect the lights in the entire space, and that change will continue to cause change indefinitely. While the light continues to change across the entire universe space, the universe that the viewer causes change in will constantly be created with the viewer at its center.” What’s even more amazing is that visitors can also use their smartphones to select elements to bring to life in the display. With the tap of a finger, nebulae, planets, and stars burst into creation, lighting up the glittering cosmos with the viewer at the core.

Crystal Universe will be on display through September 27 at the Pola Museum Annex in Tokyo.

the creator's project にて、取り上げられました。(Aug24, 2015)

Enter a Real-Life Matrix in teamLab's 'Crystal Universe'

A galaxy of hanging LEDs forms the world of teamLab’s latest immersive installaition, Crystal Universe. The experience feels like the Japanese tech art studio’s Crystal Fireworks and Floating Flower Garden had an endlessly sparkling, smartphone-controlled baby that recasts you as Neo from The Matrix—at times, you see nothing but green, blue, and red lights, and control of the whole thing is at your fingertips.

Thanks to teamLab’s Interactive 4D Vision technology, the group writes in their project description, “When the viewer enters the space they will cause a change that will affect the lights in the entire space, and that change will continue to cause change indefinitely. While the light continues to change across the entire universe space, the universe that the viewer causes change in will constantly be created with the viewer at its center.” That’s right, visit the Pola Museum Annex in Tokyo from Aug 21 – Sep 27, 2015, and you might find yourself the center of the universe. Thanks, teamLab.

Asia Society にて、取り上げられました。(Aug 24, 2015)

Interview: New Asia Society Museum Director on Why Art and Culture Are the 'Best Connectors' of People

In new media, the Japanese collective teamlab is currently enjoying a burst of exceptional creativity. I admire their ability to create sheer poetry out of pixels and light. Unlike a lot of new media work, the effect of encountering their work, especially their installations, is of an emotional overload, a wave of sensation in the visitor.(Excerpt from the text)

Sankei News にて、取り上げられました。(Aug 22, 2015)

スマホで宇宙創造 チームラボ新作「クリスタル ユニバース」 銀座で公開

プログラマー、エンジニア、CGアニメーターら多岐にわたるデジタル分野の専門家で構成するウルトラテクノロジスト集団「チームラボ」(猪子寿之代表)が東京・銀座のポーラミュージアム アネックスで個展「teamLab Exhibition, Walk Through the Crystal Universe」を開催している。(Excerpt from text)