teamLab, 2018, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless
Flutter of Butterflies Beyond Borders, Ephemeral Life born in Au-delà des limites
“Flutter of Butterflies” consists of countless butterflies drawn in “Graffiti Nature”, or created by people in “Born From the Darkness a Loving, and Beautiful World”. Released from the frames of the works, they dissolve the boundaries between works, seamlessly flying into other artworks. The butterflies collect around flowers in other artworks and their flight is affected by the conditions in other works. And when a visitor touches they die.
The artwork is rendered in real time by a computer program. It is neither a prerecorded animation nor on loop, it is continuously changing. Previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur.