teamLab: Transcending Boundaries

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Flowers Bloom on People

teamLab, 2017, Digitized Nature, Endless

Without people this installation is a dark space. When people enter the room and stand still flowers blossom on the people and before long the flowers spread out below their feet. When those flowers come close to another person they spread in that direction and connect.

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. When people are still, more flowers are born and simultaneously bloom. When the viewer moves the flowers begin to wither, die and fade away.

This artwork is in continuous change, neither a pre-recorded animation nor on loop, the work is rendered in real time by a computer program. The interaction between people and the installation causes continuous change in the artwork; previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur.

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