Megaliths in the Bath House Ruins

teamLab, 2019, Interactive Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Megaliths in the Bath House Ruins

teamLab, 2019, Interactive Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Three-dimensional objects made of artworks flattened through ultrasubjective space are crowded in the bath house ruins.
Each of the artworks on these three-dimensional objects is linked to the artworks on the neighboring, similarly standing objects. They are also linked to the artwork spaces on three-dimensional objects around the world.
Within the artwork space, there are moving artworks which move between the three-dimensional objects in the area, as well as between the three-dimensional objects distributed around the world. Furthermore, the artworks within the artwork space influence one another.

The artwork is continuously rendered in real time by a computer program. It is neither precorded, nor on loop. As a whole, previous states never recur, and the artwork is continuously changing due to the movement of people. Every moment is unique and can never be seen again.

The following artworks exist in the artwork space of the three-dimensional objects grouped in these bath house ruins.

・Universe of Water Particles
Multiple waterfalls cascade down the three-dimensional objects.

When people approach the artwork, the flow of the water changes. The movement of people influences the artwork, causing it to evolve continuously, while the artwork influences other works. For instance, the water causes the flowers in the work Flowers and People to scatter.

Water is represented by a continuum of numerous water particles. The interaction between the particles is calculated and then lines are drawn in relation to the behavior of the water particles. The lines are “flattened” using what teamLab considers to be ultrasubjective space.

・Flowers and People
This artwork is in a state of continuous change. Over the period of one hour, a year’s worth of seasonal flowers blossom and scatters. The flowers bud, grow, and blossom before their petals begin to wither and eventually fade away. The cycle of growth and decay repeats itself in perpetuity. If a person stays still, the flowers surrounding them grow and bloom more abundantly.