Ignite Crystal Fireworks With Your Smartphone At This Light Installation
Today a new installation from Japanese art collective teamLab exploded to life in the form of a crystaline firework generator that’s smartphone controllable. Entitled, The Crystal Fireworks of Wishes, and on view at Future City Favore Favore Hall in Toyama, Japan through September 7th, the project carries on teamLab’s exploration of stunning light art, which we’ve seen in past work like the Universe of Water Particles series and their Ultra Subjective Space exhibition.
The installation’s main structure is made of rows of hanging lights, which come together to form a giant cube. The lights burst into giant orbs of color when visitors use a special app created just for the artwork. Gallery visitors select the firework’s shape and color, hit the button on their phones, and then a tiny light trail ascends through the cube, flickers out, and then explodes into nearly pyrotechnic glory. Synchonized firework sound effect complete the interactive experience, almost creating a believable illusion of fireless fireworks.
According to the description, visitors are encouraged to make a wish when they set off a firework—but honestly, when you’re launching a gorgeous digital explosive off at the touch of a button, what more can you wish for?