Reversible Rotation, Flying Beyond Borders - One Stroke, Cold Light

teamLab, 2019, Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

The monitor Spatial Calligraphy artwork Reversible Rotation transcends the boundaries of the display,  and draws across the entire space with a single stroke. This single stroke influences other artworks: it causes the flowers in Forest of Flowers and People: Lost, Immersed and Reborn to scatter. Over time, the Spatial Calligraphy draws across the entire space and begins to rotate.

The Spatial Calligraphy rotates in the artwork space, every aspect rotating in the same direction. But because of the special characteristics of Ultrasubjective Space, it can appear to be rotating clockwise or counterclockwise.

Spatial Calligraphy is calligraphy drawn in space, a form of calligraphy that teamLab has been exploring since it was founded. The artwork reconstructs calligraphy in three dimensional space to express the depth, speed and power of the brush stroke, and that calligraphy is then flattened using the logical structure teamLab calls Ultrasubjective Space. The calligraphy shifts between two and three dimensions.