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Universe of Fire Particles Falling from the Sky

teamLab, 2021, Interactive Digital Installation, W6000mm D6000mm H15000mm, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Universe of Fire Particles Falling from the Sky

teamLab, 2021, Interactive Digital Installation, W6000mm D6000mm H15000mm, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

When people stand on the work, a black absolute presence is created, and the shape of the flames change. The work is affected by people, and is in a state of perpetual, continuous change.

Flames are a phenomenon of light and heat generated by combustion, not a substance, but our sensory experience when we see a chemical reaction called combustion. People perceive the flame, a sensory experience, as if it were an object, and sometimes feel life in it.

The flames are represented as a continuum of numerous fire particles. The interaction between the particles is calculated, and lines are drawn in relation to the behavior of the fire particles. The lines are “flattened” using what teamLab considers to be ultrasubjective space.

teamLab: FIRE
If you launch the teamLab: FIRE smartphone application and approach this artwork, your flame will ignite and you can take the artwork home with you. When you bring the flame close to another person's teamLab: FIRE application, the flame will connect. As you connect the flame you received with another person, and they connect that flame with someone else, the flame will spread all over the world. The flames that are connected and spread, as well as the flames connected and spread by you, are displayed on the map in the app.