Reversible Rotation in Water

teamLab, 2019, Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Reversible Rotation in Water

teamLab, 2019, Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

The Spatial Calligraphy written on the water rotates in the artwork space, every aspect rotating in the same direction, but depending on a viewer’s perception, it can appear to be rotating clockwise or counterclockwise. 


Spatial Calligraphy is calligraphy written in an abstract space and is something teamLab has been working on since its founding. The artwork reconstructs Japanese sho (calligraphy) in three dimensional space and expresses the depth, speed and power of the brush stroke. The calligraphy shifts between two and three dimensions.