teamlab sends a flutter of butterflies beyond borders into saatchi gallery
 
teamlab sends a flutter of butterflies beyond borders into saatchi gallery
aug 27, 2015

teamlab sends a flutter of butterflies beyond borders into saatchi gallery

teamlab sends a flutter of butterflies beyond borders into saatchi gallery

 

 

 

teamlab: flutter of butterflies beyond borders
saatchi gallery, london
september 10th – 13th, 2015

 

teamlab takes over the saatchi gallery during the START art fair in london. the exhibition sees the japanese collective continuing their creation digital projections that eliminate the borders of architecture through an array of frequently changing images. ‘flutter of butterflies beyond borders’ is composed of a mirrored walkway that depicts the seasonal course of flowers over a year — a moving image of growth and decay that reacts to viewer’s activity. one’s presence affects their cycle and whether they wither, die, spring up and blossom, ultimately exploring the boundary between nature and human behaviour.

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detail view of ‘flutter of butterflies beyond borders – boundaries guncho’

 

 

 

the gallery space sees butterflies flying across its walls, onto the floral imagery which looks at art being released from its constraints by the digital domain. created in real-time by a computer program, the visuals of the winged insects are not pre-recorded or played back, and are continuously changing, never to be repeated. the installation includes the artists’s previous ‘ever blossoming life II – dark’ and ‘flowers and people, cannot be controlled but live together – a whole year dark’, all three overlaid onto one another to create an all-encompassing, immersive experience of movement and color.
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‘growing life II – dark’
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detail of ‘growing life II – dark’ florals which depict the life cycle of flowers from bloom to decay

 

 

equipment cooperation: canon inc./canon marketing japan inc.

 

UPDATE:
toshiyuki inoko, founder of teamlab, was a speaker at the 2015 business of design week conference in hong kong.

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