Vortex of Light Particles

teamLab, 2018, Digital Installation, Continuous Loop

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Vortex of Light Particles

teamLab, 2018, Digital Installation, Continuous Loop

The large exhibit space at Amos Rex is characterized by its distinctly curved ceiling, which becomes a part of the plaza landscape above ground. The large skylight at the top of the space connects the exhibit underground with the plaza above.


From the underground exhibit space, water pours up to the ceiling, towards the skylight and the outside world. The water is represented by a continuum of numerous water particles, and the interaction between the particles is calculated. Lines are drawn in relation to the behavior of the water particles. The lines are then “flattened” using what teamLab considers to be ultrasubjective space. The movement of water is determined by the shape of the museum and the force that pulls the water up to the skylight and the plaza above ground. It is this movement of water that creates the installation.