Butterflies Dancing in the Depths of the Underground Ruins, Transcending Space

teamLab, 2019, Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

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Butterflies Dancing in the Depths of the Underground Ruins, Transcending Space

teamLab, 2019, Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

When standing near the entrance to the ruins deep underground in Mifuneyama Rakuen, the boundaries of the ruins disappear, and a group of butterflies dances in the space. People lose the boundary between their bodies and the world of the artwork.


The artwork is not a pre-recorded image that is played back: it is created by a computer program that continuously renders the work in real time. The interaction between people and the installation causes continuous change in the artwork: previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur. The picture at this moment can never be seen again.