Continuous Life and Death at the Now of Eternity, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together

teamLab, 2019, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

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Continuous Life and Death at the Now of Eternity, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together

teamLab, 2019, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

In the flow of time of reality flowers are born, bloom, then in the course of time they wither and die. The flowers are eternally repeating the process of life and death.


The world of the artwork becomes brighter with the sunrise where it is located, and becomes darker as the sun sets. The flowers that bloom change throughout the period of one year.


When people touch the flowers, the petals scatter. But if visitors stay still, the flowers grow and bloom more abundantly.


This artwork is in continuous change, 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.