Resonating Forest – Shiseido Forest Valley at Jewel Changi Airport

teamLab, 2019, Interactive Digitized Nature, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi, Shiseido

The trees of the Shiseido Forest Valley at Jewel Changi Airport shine brightly. Each tree’s light is autonomous, shining brightly and then fading as if it’s breathing.

As people pass nearby, the light of the trees changes color, and a tone specific to that color resonates out. The light of an individual tree spreads radially to the neighboring trees. In the same way that the light is transmitted between trees, the tone also propagates through each tree, spreading continuously. The color-specific tone changes pitch according to the tree’s elevation along the Shiseido Forest Valley trail.

If light resonates out from deep within, it means that there is someone over there. Perhaps people will become more aware than usual of the presence of other people in the same space.