Floating in the Falling Universe of Flowers

teamLab, 2016, Interactive Digital installation, Endless

Floating in the Falling Universe of Flowers

teamLab, 2016, Interactive Digital installation, Endless

A seasonal year of flowers bloom in this ever-changing universe of flowers that spreads out into infinity in the domed art installation space. Viewers can use their smartphones to select butterflies and release them into the flower universe. 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. Flowers grow, bud, bloom, and in time, the petals fall, and the flowers wither and die. The cycle of birth and death continues for perpetuity. Previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur.