Born from the Water, a Loving and Beautiful World

Sisyu + teamLab, 2019, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Calligraphy: Sisyu, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Born from the Water, a Loving and Beautiful World

Sisyu + teamLab, 2019, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Calligraphy: Sisyu, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

When people select their favorite characters on their smartphones, and swipe them towards the water screen, the worlds that those characters embody will appear, influencing one another to create a single world.


The elements that are born from the characters are placed at various positions within the space, and the physical influences and connections between them produce a single world. For example, when the wind blows, flowers and snow fly away. Birds alight in trees, and butterflies are attracted to flowers. Just as in nature, what you see at this moment can never be seen again. 


Chinese characters were first carved in turtle shells and ox or deer bones and were engraved in bronze ware. It can be said that at that time, each character contained its own world that was conjured up by its meaning. Through the characters, the worlds that people call up connect and interact with each other to create a new, continuously changing world.