Resonating Forest - Cherry Blossoms and Maple

teamLab, 2017, Interactive Digitized Nature, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

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Resonating Forest - Cherry Blossoms and Maple

teamLab, 2017, Interactive Digitized Nature, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

The cherry blossoms and maple forest of Mifuneyama Rakuen shine brightly. Each tree’s light is autonomous, shining brightly and then fading as if it’s breathing.


As people pass nearby, the light of the trees changes color, and a tone specific to that color resonates out. The light of an individual tree spreads radially to the neighboring trees. In the same way that the light is transmitted between trees, the tone also propagates through each tree, spreading continuously.


When a light resonates from deep within the forest, it means that there is someone over there. Perhaps people will become more aware than usual of the presence  of other people  in the same space.