Universe of Water Particles, Transcending Boundaries

teamLab, 2017, Interactive Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Universe of Water Particles, Transcending Boundaries

teamLab, 2017, Interactive Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Water is represented by a continuum of numerous water particles. The interaction between the particles is calculated and then lines are drawn in relation to the behavior of the water particles. The lines are “flattened” using what teamLab considers to be ultrasubjective space. Water is represented by calculating the interactions between a continuous flow of hundreds of thousands of water particles. Then, lines are drawn in relation to the behavior of the water particles. The accumulation of these lines expresses the waterfall. When a person stands on the waterfall they obstruct the flow of water like a rock, and the flow of water changes. The flow of water continues to transform due to the interaction of people. Previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur. The flow of the waterfall influences other artworks.