Following the success of teamLab’s first permanent exhibition outside of Japan, FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science, which opened in March this year at ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, teamLab: Flutter of Butterflies Beyond Borders – New Digital Works sees the premiere of 3 pieces by the dynamic group.
Flutter of Butterflies Beyond Borders, Ephemeral Life + The Void, an interactive digital installation spanning an entire gallery, melds two recent works by teamLab into one contingent being. Upon entering the gallery, the viewer is cocooned by an immersive landscape of wall and floor projections. The moment one remains stationary, butterflies emerge at their foot and begin to flutter about, traversing along the floor before reaching the walls and making their way around them, the patterns on their wings transforming as they fly across space. The more people there are in the gallery staying still, the more the number of butterflies appear.
Consequently, the butterflies in Flutter of Butterflies Beyond Borders, Ephemeral Life react to the behaviour of the viewers: they gather in places from time to time and when one is touched by a viewer, it dies. As the work evolves over time, one notices the butterflies flying seamlessly into The Void, which consists of 4 monitors showing nothing, entering the screens and in the process, eliminating the boundaries between the two works and essentially creating one indistinguishable interactive installation. Created in real time by a computer program with the presence of each viewer registering a different response from it, the entire work changes continuously; previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur.
Opening Reception: 17 November, Thursday, 6 – 9 pm
Venue: Ikkan Art Gallery, 39 Keppel Road, #01-05, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065
When: 17 Nov - 22 Dec 2016,
By: Ikkan Art