United, Fragmented, Repeated and Impermanent World

teamLab, 2013, Interactive Digital Work, Endless, 8 channels, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

United, Fragmented, Repeated and Impermanent World

teamLab, 2013, Interactive Digital Work, Endless, 8 channels, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

The internet has altered the relationship between viewers and artworks. People have become participants in the work and are united with it. This work has been developed based on Nirvana; an interactive element has been added to allow the viewers to rearrange the world of the finely drawn grid painting and the abstract world of square tiles. The square tiles are treated like pixel art; while the visual space continues to move, the fixed squares inside become more abstract and create an animation with new visual effects. The viewer's presence causes the two different worlds to merge and mix—the world of delicate square painting and the world of abstraction made by grid tiles.