Tea in Spontaneous Order

teamLab, 2021, Interactive Installation, Endless, Sound: teamLab

Tea in Spontaneous Order

teamLab, 2021, Interactive Installation, Endless, Sound: teamLab

When tea is poured into a cup, the tea releases a sound tone and shines and fades, blinking at various rhythms.
When the tea is lifted, it resonates and shines, returning to its original rhythm. The rhythm has a new influence on the surroundings and produces a spontaneous order. When you drink the tea, the light goes out and no longer affects the surroundings.

The tea also creates a spontaneous order with the nearby Lamps in Spontaneous Order. When people stay still, after a while, all the tea and lamps that are resonant with each other, sometimes shine and fade together, sometimes resonate out.

Spontaneous order occurs when different rhythms influence one another and eventually synchronize. The pendulums of two clocks hanging on the wall, the collective luminescence of fireflies, and the rhythmic motion of heart cells are all examples of systems - physical phenomena, neurophysiology, life systems, ecology - in which this tendency can be observed.
This is spontaneous order: a phenomenon in which individuals, despite not being able to observe the larger picture, create a large, self-organized, ordered system as a result of their individual autonomous behaviors.