Nature versus nurture

08 : 09 : 2015 START Art Fair : The Saatchi Gallery : TeamLab

London – Technologist collective teamLab has created an immersive exhibition that explores humanity’s delicate relationship with nature.

  • Japanese collective teamLab comprises programmers, mathematicians, architects, CG animators and artists
  • The installation will be on display at the Saatchi Gallery from 10 to 13 September
Interactive Digital installation by teamLab at the Saatchi Gallery, London Interactive Digital installation by teamLab at the Saatchi Gallery, London
Interactive Digital installation by teamLab at the Saatchi Gallery, London Interactive Digital installation by teamLab at the Saatchi Gallery, London
Digital Work, Endless, by teamLab at the Saatchi Gallery, London Digital Work, Endless, by teamLab at the Saatchi Gallery, London

In its stand-out installation at this year’s START art fair, teamLab invites visitors to explore a digital eco-system made up of flowers and butterflies, in which their actions affect the seasonal cycle.

Rendered in real time, flowers spring up, blossom and wither, the cycle of growth and decay repeated in perpetuity. By making sudden movements or by standing still, visitors can affect the cycle, generating new patterns that can never be replicated and will never recur – through random generation and human interference.

‘The boundary between nature’s work and the work of humans was unclear. In other words, nature and humans are not antagonistic concepts, but rather, a pleasant nature is an eco-system that also includes the work of humans,’ say the collective.

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