Universe of Fire Particles

teamLab, 2021, Digital Work, Single channel, Continuous Loop

Universe of Fire Particles

teamLab, 2021, Digital Work, Single channel, Continuous Loop

The flames change shape due to a black absolute presence.


Flames are a phenomenon of light and heat generated by combustion, not a substance, but our sensory experience when we see a chemical reaction called combustion. People perceive the flame, a sensory experience, as if it were an object, and sometimes feel life in it.


The flames are represented as a continuum of numerous fire particles. The interaction between the particles is calculated, and lines are drawn in relation to the behavior of the fire particles. The lines are “flattened” using what teamLab considers to be ultrasubjective space.


teamLab: FIRE

If you launch the teamLab: FIRE smartphone application and approach this artwork, the flame will ignite and you can take the artwork home with you. When you bring the flame close to another person's teamLab: FIRE application, the flame will connect. As you connect the flame, and they connect that flame with someone else, the flame will spread all over the world. The flames that are spread, as well as the flames connected and spread by you, are displayed on the map in the app.