Japanese ultra-technologists teamLab to make their UK debut at START

START Projects is a series of curator-led initiatives that will occupy the entire second floor of the Saatchi Gallery. The 2015 edition of Start Projects features ‘This is Tomorrow’, a solo exhibition by the award-winning Japanese collective Chim?Pom, highlights from the Prudential Singapore Eye and an immersive environment by ultra-technologist phenomenon teamLab called Flutter of Butterflies beyond Borders .

teamLab, Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together – Dark,2015, Interactive Digital Installation. Courtesy of teamLab and START Art Fair_low1
teamLab, Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together – Dark,2015, Interactive Digital Installation. Courtesy of teamLab and START Art Fair

Flutter of Butterflies beyond Borders, teamLab’s installation at START Projects, will be a fully immersive environment. Within this all-encompassing environment there will be three individual works:

In the largest piece of the exhibition, Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together – A Whole Year, Dark (2015), flowers will keep on springing up, growing, blossoming and withering away in the real-time rendered artworks – but the viewer holds the key to affecting the cycle. Nature is constantly evolving, as is our digital knowledge: the exhibition challenges the ways of perceiving both our surroundings and the digital developments taking place.

Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together – Dark / Moving Light, Roving Sight from teamLab on Vimeo.

Ever Blossoming Life – Dark teamLab, 2014, Digital Work, endless http://www.team-lab.net/en/all/art/everblossominglife dark.html
Ever Blossoming Life – Dark teamLab, 2014, Digital Work, endless www.teamlab.net

Ever Blossoming Life II – Dark teamLab, 2015, digital work
This artwork is being created in real time by a computer programme. The images are not pre- recorded or played back. Flowers are born, grow and blossom in profusion before the petals scatter and the flowers wither and fade away. The cycle of birth and death repeats itself, continuing for eternity.

The entire work continues to change and the same state will never be repeated again.

Flutter of Butterflies beyond Borders teamLab, 2015, digital work

The flutter of butterflies fly across and through the other works of eliminating the boundaries between them. The butterflies’ flight is altered by the state of the artwork and the behaviour of the viewer.

The artwork is being created in real time by a computer programme. The images are not pre- recorded or played back. The entire work continues to change and the same state will never be repeated again.

START projects will be at START art fair held at Saatchi Gallery, London. The fair shines a spotlight on emerging artists and new art scenes. The second edition of the fair runs from 10th to 13th September 2015.

It takes place across all three floors of the Saatchi Gallery, and with events that range from dinners to talks to a Gala Charity Auction, is aimed to enable London’s collectors, curators and critics to discover new artistic talent. START takes the concept of the art fair out of its usual locations and situates it within a museum-quality space, allowing the best possible presentation of the participating galleries and artists.

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