“teamLab is an art collective, interdisciplinary group of ultratechnologists whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world. Various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects form teamLab is an art collective, interdisciplinary group of ultratechnologists whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world. Various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects form teamLab”
teamLabs to me is an ambitious collective of people that come together to create experiences that artists themselves cannot deliver. The brains of design has to match the technologies behind to deliver this experience, and if anything less that what we have experienced. It has to be immersive and yet showcase the advancements of technology technology of today, if not it would fall quite short, and this is where they really excel.
The exhibit’s first section is a combination of a few of their pieces, they are so blended together that it is hard to tell them apart.
These are the 3 exhibits that were once on their own , now combined, I guess its also a play on the boundary theme
One of the things i noticed is that the projections are of certain low resolutions, however the projections appear vibrant and clear using digital lenses. Its one way that pictures really pop out. One reason i could think about is reducing the graphical load on the processors or the graphic cards that they use, but on the other hand create stunning photos for the visitors to see.
The signature model of exhibit by teamLabs uses combinations of sensors, projectors, screens as well as speakers for sounds.
They often create experiences for sight and sounds as the core primary senses with a touch of interactivity.
The sounds composed and created for the exhibits throughout is a very good take on how much detail they place in the exhibition. The rooms must have been surveyed for sound , and the set up is deliberately balanced throughout the entire room to create this seamless experience throughout the room. The scores and music development created has a surreal sense to them and it feels almost that you are transported into another reality
Colours on the other hand are vibrant and this makes a whole world of difference, their choices of colours really influences the moods and emotions very well.
Here are some of the other photos from the exhibition.
100 years sea is one of their work that also stands out to me, it is a representation of the sea in which they represented 100 years of sea level data into a video. The best part of it is that the video’s run time is a 100 years and it does not discount or shorten it. The purpose is a statement to the rising sea levels, to actually experience the changes, it also invites the visitor to come back to the exhibit over and over again, to compare their personal experiences.
Their methodology is not about the technology, its the story and creating the empathy for it, to create the . Technology is a must , but not the focus
A good video to watch is https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-11-28/takahiro-iwasaki-on-brilliant-ideas-video on really understanding what they do and operate and their intentions.
What they do can be considered as art by some, but with all projects and bids, to me teamLabs have created their own genre of “art” as their take on even the client’s request are very distinguishable. One look and you would know that their pieces are done by them. The distinction is not relevant at all, the closest thing that i can think about calling it a “commercial work” is the same as commissioning an art piece.
The methods, feel, standards and visual identity of the works do not change, and in its own sense, their work brings about commercial value to their clients as they do attract the crowds that then bring about the traffic or attention they need.