Ikkan Art Gallery presents its fourth solo exhibition of the Japanese collective, teamLab. The spectacular work of the group, whose large-scale interactive digital installations were most recently unveiled at the inaugural National Gallery of Victoria’s Triennial in Melbourne, Australia, and the Marina Bay Sands Singapore, sees an inimitable blend of vibrancy and pensiveness, with the exhibition at the gallery shining a spotlight on their monitor-based works around the complexities of nature and temporality.
Continuous Life and Death at the Now of Eternity is a 9-channel vertical tableau that illustrates the passing of time with the budding and blossoming of flowers till their withering ends, with different flowers blooming over the course of a year. The work is synchronised with the actual sunrise and sunset timings of where it is located at, the scene growing bright as the sun rises before darkness sets in over the sunset. Rendered in real time by a computer program, the image on view never repeats itself whilst continuing into eternity.
The exhibition also features Cold Life and Impermanent Life, both single-channel digital works rendered in 4K resolution, Gold Waves, a 4-metre long vista of waves that unfolds unendingly, and The Land of Peace and Bliss, a 6-channel panoramic view over a new capital city being built, with various characters’ stories unfolding concurrently in this picture scroll. Also on view is Message Pillar, a 4-metre tall virtual tree that allows you to send your well wishes and view other people’s messages via the eponymous smartphone app.
Exhibition dates: 22 January — 10 Febrary 2018
Opening Reception: 23 January 2018, Tuesday, 6 – 9pm
Venue: Ikkan Art Gallery, 39 Keppel Road #01-05, Singapore
When: 22 Jan - 10 Feb 2018,
By: Ikkan Art