The Japanese inter-disciplinary creative collective teamLab are ‘Ultra-technologists’ who produce large-scale immersive installations that utilise the latest computer modelling techniques to create stunning interactive visual art experiences.
What a Loving, and Beautiful World (2011), is a three-screen installation of projected computer generated artworks which they are staging at QUAD in Derby until February 5
It features 22 Sino-Japanese characters by the calligrapher Shishū which cascade down from ceiling to floor. The artwork is activated either by touch or by shadows which transform the images into new motifs associated with the meanings of the characters—mostly inspired by nature such as the sun, moon, water, trees and birds.
As these images and the viewers interact with one another, more forms emerge that transform into an ever-evolving landscape. Sound is also triggered and transformed by audience interaction which ultimately generates a rich multi-sensory experience that is dependent upon the actions of visitors in the gallery and never repeats itself.
teamLab consists of more than 400 members and in many of their works the boundaries between the artwork and the viewer are blurred.
QUAD Gallery is open daily from 11am – 5pm Monday to Saturday,
12 noon – 5pm Sundays and will be is closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
The exhibition is free to view and there will be late night openings on January 12, 19 and 26 and February 2, from 5pm – 9pm.