teamLab is a Tokyo-based collective focus on art, science, technology and creativity, considering people are part of their work. For the inaugural Gallery Children’s Biennale at the National Gallery Singapore, teamLab exhibits ‘Homogenizing and transforming world’, a spacial artwork sensitive to human touch.
The installation was first created in 2013 and has been travelling in different locations as Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. It will stay in Singapore until October 8th, 2017.
Individual balls floating in the air communicate with one another via a wireless connection. The balls change color when touched by viewers, or when they bump into things. Sounds are produced in relation to the colors. The balls send this color information to other balls, which in turn send the information to nearby balls, and the information spreads out so that all the balls become unified in color.
The Internet has spread throughout the world. Individuals are connected and information spreads back and forth freely. People act as intermediaries for information, and the instant the information spreads, the world unites. All individuals can freely and simply transmit information; the individual acts as an intermediary that transmits the information to the world, transforming it in an instant.
Homogenizing and Transforming World