Reversible Rotation in Water

teamLab, 2019, Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Reversible Rotation in Water

teamLab, 2019, Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

The Spatial Calligraphy written on the water rotates in the artwork space, every aspect rotating in the same direction, but depending on a viewer’s perception, it can appear to be rotating clockwise or counterclockwise.

Spatial Calligraphy is calligraphy drawn in space, a form of calligraphy that teamLab has been exploring since it was founded. The artwork reconstructs calligraphy in three dimensional space to express the depth, speed and power of the brush stroke, and that calligraphy is then flattened using the logical structure teamLab calls Ultrasubjective Space. The calligraphy shifts between two and three dimensions.