Viewers interact with Chinese characters projected on the facade of the ArtScience Museum. To create new visual worlds viewers select and swipe characters towards the facade of the building using a smartphone application. Through this gesture, images correlating with the meaning of the characters emerge on the facade. The result is a colourful multi-sensory space that continuously evolves as the images that are released from the characters influence each other, creating an immersive computer-generated world.
The images that are born from the characters appear in various positions within the virtual space, and the physical influences and connections among the objects are calculated in real time, producing complex animations inspired by nature. For example, when the wind blows the objects are influenced by the wind; images of butterflies move towards flowers, and away from fire. These complex interactions between the viewers and characters mean that each interaction is unique, just as every event in the natural world is unique.
Chinese Characters were first carved in turtle shell, ox or deer bones, and were engraved in bronze ware. At that time it can be said that each character contained its own world. Through the characters, the world that you have called up, and the worlds that the people around you call up, connect and influence each other to create a new world.
How to Interact
with What a Loving, and Beautiful World - ArtScience Museum
※This website can only be accessed at this event.
Choose the character from the What a Loving, and Beautiful World - ArtScience Museum web site. Slide the icon to the top of screen and images correlating with the meaning of the characters will be released. Images that are released from the characters influence each other and create a new worlds.
teamLab: Living Digital Space and Future Park
|Term||Mar 04 - 27, 2016|
|Venue||Marina Bay Waterfront|
|Hours||7:30PM to 11:00PM (extended to 12:00PM on Fri & Sat)|