Continuous Life in the Cubic Honeycomb - A Whole Year per Year

teamLab, 2021, Interactive Digital Installation , Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Continuous Life in the Cubic Honeycomb - A Whole Year per Year

teamLab, 2021, Interactive Digital Installation , Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

The flowers of a year bud, grow, and blossom before their petals begin to wither and eventually fade away. The cycle of growth and decay repeats itself in perpetuity. When people approach and move around, the flowers scatter and fade away. But when people stand still near the artwork, flowers grow and bloom more abundantly.


The real time in which the viewer exists, the time of the city, and the time of the repeated life and death of the flowers, all of these different times intersect and overlap, while the viewer’s body, the city, and the world of the artwork remain connected. The artwork space is an overlap of different times and space.


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.