Ever Blossoming Life Rock

teamLab, 2017, Digitized Nature, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Ever Blossoming Life Rock

teamLab, 2017, Digitized Nature, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Flowers are blooming and scattering for eternity on a large rock (5.5m in height, 4.6m in width, and 6.5m in depth) that is covered in moss. A year of seasonal flowers from the area bloom throughout an hour, continuously scattering and changing. Flowers are born, grow, bud, bloom, and eventually scatter, wither and disappear. The flowers are in a continuous cycle of life and death, repeating forever. Our own existence is part of this continuity of life and death, repeating endlessly, for an overwhelming length of time, for billions of years. However, it is difficult to perceive this in everyday life. The eternal birth and death of the flowers on the large rock, causes us to realize that the existence of life itself is part of a continuous cycle of life and death. 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.