Universe of Fire Particles in a Decaying Underground Passage

teamLab, 2021, Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Universe of Fire Particles in a Decaying Underground Passage

teamLab, 2021, Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

A long-forgotten underground passage has recently been discovered, and the depths of the passage are decaying. In this space that is crumbling and losing its original structure, a fire burns eternally.

The forest above the underground passage is home to 3,000-year-old trees, and it changes daily with the imperceptible, slow flow of time and with each year passing year, as a space where the endlessly long time accumulates. The ruins from ages past scattered in the forest and the Edo-period garden which remains today each have their own respective space-times. The forgotten underground tunnel is a space where time seems to have stopped, and the depths of the passage are a decaying space and time that will not exist for much longer. The fire that eternally burns there also has its own space and time.
Here, various space-times intersect and overlap.

The fire changes shape due to a transparent absolute presence.
Fire is represented by a continuum of numerous particles. A burning flame is simulated, and then lines are drawn in relation to the movement of the gas particles. The lines are flattened using what teamLab considers to be ultrasubjective space.

teamLab: FIRE

当您拿着手机软件“teamLab:FIRE”靠近作品中的火焰时,火焰会“点燃”您的手机,您就可以把作品带回家。而当您把这个火焰靠近其他人的手机软件“teamLab:FIRE”时,火焰也会被传播出去。就这样把自己得到的火焰传播给他人,通过他人再次传播给其他人之后,火焰会在世界各地被广泛传播。被广泛传播的火焰群体,会在软件里描绘出一幅地