Spirits of the Flowers

teamLab, 2018, Digital Installation

Spirits of the Flowers

teamLab, 2018, Digital Installation

Throughout the year, the giant flowers of the four seasons bloom, scatter, and transform.


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. The flowers are interactive; depending on the proximity of the viewer to the work, or if the viewer touches the flowers, they simultaneously come to life or shed their petals, wither, and die all at once.


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; previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur.