Universe of Water Particles on a Rock Hill where People Gather

teamLab, 2019, Interactive Digital Installation

Universe of Water Particles on a Rock Hill where People Gather

teamLab, 2019, Interactive Digital Installation

A waterfall pours onto the Rock Hill where People Gather. When people stand in the falling water or touch the walls with their hands, the flow of water changes.

The waterfall is influenced by other artworks. For instance, the flow of water changes due to the crows in the work Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as well, Flying Beyond Borders  .
The artwork also influences other works. For example, the flow of water scatters the flowers that grow on the floor and the wall as part of Forest of Flowers and People: Lost, Immersed and Reborn. And the water in this artwork continuously flows into The Columns below, adding to the water there.

The Rock Hill where People Gather is reproduced in a virtual three-dimensional space. Water is simulated to fall onto the rock hill, and the flow of the water draws the shape of the waterfall. The water is represented by a continuum of numerous water particles, and the interaction between the particles is then calculated. Lines are drawn in relation to the behavior of the water particles. The lines are then “flattened” using what teamLab calls ultrasubjective space.

The artwork is eternally and continuously changing due to people’s behavior, influencing and being influenced by other works.