Resisting and Resonating Ovoids and Forest – Forest of Tadasu at Shimogamo Shrine

teamLab, 2018, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Resisting and Resonating Ovoids and Forest – Forest of Tadasu at Shimogamo Shrine

teamLab, 2018, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

The resisting and resonating ovoids placed in the Tadasu forest of the Shimogamo Shrine World Heritage site, shine brightly together with the trees of the forest. The light of the ovoids and the light of the trees are autonomous, they shine brightly and then fade slowly, as if breathing.


When an ovoid is pushed, the colour of the light it emits changes and a tone unique to that color resonates out. The light originating from that ovoid resonates out to other ovoids and trees nearby. The tone resonates out continuously in the same way as the light, spreading throughout the ovoids, and trees. The resonating color and tone will spread to the spheres of light that are in the garden of Shimogamo Shrine. The light of these spheres resonates continuously out past the gate to the trees beyond the tower.


When a light resonates from the far end of the approach, it signifies the presence of people or forest animals. Perhaps people will become more aware of the existence of other living things in the same space.