The seasons change gradually across the installation space.
A seasonal year of flowers blossom according to the changing seasons, and the place where they grow gradually moves.
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. If viewers stay still, flowers surrounding them bloom and grow more abundantly than usual. If viewers touch or step on the flowers, they shed their petals, wither, and die all at once.
Neither a prerecorded animation nor on loop, the work is rendered in real time by a computer program. The interaction between the viewer and the installation causes continuous change in the artwork; previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur.
teamLab (f. 2001, Tokyo, by Toshiyuki Inoko) is an interdisciplinary group whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, technology, design, and the natural world. Rooted in the traditions of historical Japanese Art, teamLab operates from a distinct sense of spatial reconition that they call Ultrasubjective Space.Their work explores human behavior in the information era and proposes innovative models for societal development. teamLab’s works are in the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Asia Society Museum, New York; and Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul. They have been the subject of numerous exhibitions worldwide; in 2015, a projection work was exhibited on the façade of the Grand Palais, Paris.
About the exhibition
Dates: May 20, 2017 – Oct 10, 2017
Venue: Pace Beijing
Courtesy of Pace Beijing and teamLab, for further information please visit www.teamlab.art.