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Continuous Life and Death at the Crossover of Eternity

teamLab, 2019, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi



In the flow of time of reality, flowers are born, bloom, then in the course of time, they wither and die. The flowers are eternally repeating the process of life and death.

The world of the artwork becomes brighter with the sunrise where it is located, and it becomes darker as the sun sets. The flowers that bloom change throughout the period of one year.

When people touch the flowers, the petals scatter. But if visitors stay still, the flowers grow and bloom more abundantly.

The artwork is not a pre-recorded image that is played back: it is created by a computer program that continuously renders the work in real time. The interaction between people and the installation causes continuous change in the artwork: previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur. The picture at this moment can never be seen again.