Four Seasons, a 1000 Years, Terraced Rice Fields - Tashibunosho

teamLab, 2016, Digital Work, 6 channels, 1000 years

Four Seasons, a 1000 Years, Terraced Rice Fields - Tashibunosho

teamLab, 2016, Digital Work, 6 channels, 1000 years

The scenery of Tashibunosho has been unchanged for thousands of years. It is depicted here through the lives of the people who continue to live in harmony with nature in this perpetual landscape. The depicted landscape and people’s lives change in the picture throughout the year. The picture changes throughout the day. It grows brighter as the sun rises, and it becomes aglow with the setting sun. As the night deepens, darkness sets in. The lives of the people depicted changes together with the flow of time. During the season of the Harvest festival, people will start playing music and dancing at night. The artwork synchronises with the actual sunrise and sunset at Tashibunosho. When it is actually raining in Tabushinosho, it will also rain in the depicted world. The scenery of Tashibunosho has been unchanged for thousands of years, and likewise the scenery of the artwork will continue in perpetuity largely unchanged. But just as the natural landscape is never exactly the same, even though it looks similar, the artwork will look different if looked at the following year. The appearance of the artwork at this moment exists only now; you will never be able to see it again. A new landscape is constantly being created.