This piece by TeamLab was the catalyst that got me interested in new media arts. The animation is projected onto the viewers in the gallery, giving the whole room a sense of movement. The music combined with the motion of the work creates an emotional and almost overwhelming experience. TeamLab is a Japanese collective group of engineers, animators, designers, artists, programmers, etc. I’m not sure how many people work on a single piece or how long it may have taken them. I imagine that this animation required custom software, but I’m very well versed in animation software. Their work is clearly rooted in and influenced by prior Japanese art pieces. TeamLab makes a lot of public art or geared towards children, so their pieces are both very engaging and relatable to the general audience.

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