Flowers and People – Dark

teamLab, 2015, Interactive Digital Work, 3–8 channels, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Flowers and People – Dark

teamLab, 2015, Interactive Digital Work, 3–8 channels, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Neither a prerecorded animation nor on loop, the artwork 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. The flowers bud, grow, and blossom before their petals begin to wither and eventually fade away. The cycle of growth and decay repeats itself in perpetuity. Depending on the proximity of the viewer to the work, the flowers shed their petals all at once, whither and die, or come to life and blossom once again.