Spirits of the Flowers
teamLab, 2018, Digital Installation
Throughout a year, the flowers that bloom every day gradually change in accordance with the seasons.
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, they simultaneously come to life or shed their petals, wither, and die all at once.
Neither a prerecorded animation nor on loop, the work is rendered in real time by a computer program. The interaction between the viewer and the installation causes continuous change in the artwork; previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur.