Flower and Corpse Set of 12

teamLab, 2012, 12 channels, Digital Work, 1min 25sec (loop)

Flower and Corpse Set of 12

teamLab, 2012, 12 channels, Digital Work, 1min 25sec (loop)

Created in 12 scenes, this illustrated story features the theme of “The clash, cycle, and symbiosis between nature and culture.”

The world of the artwork is created in three-dimensional space on the computer, visualized in ultrasubjective space.

  • 1: Flower and Corpse Set of 12 Capital City & Noble

    The capital city in all its wondrous glory.

  • 2: Flower and Corpse Set of 12 Disaster & Prosperity

    An evil disease spreads throughout the capital.

  • 3: Flower and Corpse Set of 12 Mountain People & Festival

    Hikaru Genji follows the disease and ends up in a mountain village. To celebrate the blessings of nature, the village holds a festival

  • 4: Flower and Corpse Set of 12 Daily Life & Forest

    The village festival is over and the village returns to ordinary life. Even under the influence of the disease, the people bravely live on. They receive the benefits of nature, living in abundance and cutting down trees to develop their civilization

  • 5: Flower and Corpse Set of 12 The Spirit Tree & Yamata no Orochi

    The mountain village is asked to provide large amounts of timber to further develop the city. The villagers cut down a large tree deep within the mountains. When the sacred tree is downed, suddenly, Yamata no Orochi appears from the fallen tree. Yamata no Orochi is furious with rage and causes heavy rain and flooding in the valley.

  • 6: Flower and Corpse Set of 12 Yamata no Orochi & The Gods of the Forest

    Yamata no Orochi knocks down the houses of the mountain village. Following the rampage of Yamata no Orochi, the gods of the forest appear and begin to attack the people.

  • 7: Flower and Corpse Set of 12 Weapons & Battlefield

    The mountain villagers ask samurai to come to the mountain village, and a battle between the warriors, the gods of the forest, and Yamata no Orochi begins.

  • 8: Flower and Corpse Set of 12 Destruction & Victory

    After a fierce battle, the warriors make use of the developments of civilization, such as flaming arrows and swords. Eventually the samurai warriors begin to be victorious.

  • 9: Flower and Corpse Set of 12 Hunger & Wasteland

    After the battle, the burned-out forest is a wasteland. The benefits of nature are lost and the mountain village suffers hunger and despair.

  • 10: Flower and Corpse Set of 12 Flower & Corpse

    Hikaru Genji is surrounded by the dead bodies of the gods of the forest and Yamata no Orochi. Despairing, he spreads seeds over the corpse of Yamata no Orochi. Then, from the dead corpse, buds appear and numerous flowers bloom. The flowers grow over the trees and the forest is gradually restored.

  • 11: Flower and Corpse Set of 12 Festival & Forest

    The people of the mountain begin once again to reap the benefits of the forest and civilization is restored. The people of the village are determined to go on and live in harmony with the forest and the festival is once again held.

  • 12: Flower and Corpse Set of 12 City & Festival

    The evil disease subsides in the capital city. The people still do not know the cause of the disease, but they carry out a festival of thanks at this auspicious change of fortune.