Flowers and People - Giant Lattice Mass, A Whole Year per Hour

teamLab, 2019, Interactive Digitized City, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Flowers bloom and scatter for eternity on a giant latticed (15m high, 38m wide). A year of seasonal flowers bloom over the course of an hour, continuously scattering and changing.

Flowers are born, grow, bud, bloom, and eventually scatter, wither, and disappear. The flowers are in a continuous cycle of life and death, repeating forever.

When people come close and move around, the flowers scatter. But when people approach and remain still, the flowers bloom more abundantly than usual.

The artwork is not a pre-recorded image that is played back: it is created by a computer program that continuously renders the work in real time. The interaction between people and the installation causes continuous change in the artwork: previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur. The picture at this moment can never be seen again.