Rock Wall Spatial Calligraphy, Continuous Life - Five Hundred Arhats

teamLab, 2017, Digitized Nature, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Rock Wall Spatial Calligraphy, Continuous Life - Five Hundred Arhats

teamLab, 2017, Digitized Nature, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

About 1,300 years ago the monk Gyoki entered the caves of Mifuneyama and engraved Five Hundred Arhats into three caves, and carved the Three Buddhas in the far rock of the third cave. The water from the cave has long been used as a medicine water by many people.

Spatial Calligraphy is continuosly being written on the rock wall of the cave.

Spatial Calligraphy offers a contemporary interpretation of traditional Japanese sho (calligraphy) in an abstract space. The artwork reconstructs Japanese sho in three dimensional space and expresses the depth, speed and power of the brush stroke.