teamLab at Radcliffe: What a Loving and Beautiful World

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teamLab at Radcliffe: What a Loving and Beautiful World opens on October 16, 2015, and runs through December 19, 2015.

This exhibition will be on view in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery of Byerly Hall at 8 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard.  

The gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Based in Japan, teamLab is a consortium of artists, engineers, and computer scientists specializing in unique ultra-technological installations at the intersection of contemporary art, design, engineering, and computer science. teamLab has created a multimedia installation that generates unique immersive experiences for each visitor to the new Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery at the Radcliffe Institute.

This exhibition is only the second ever in the United States dedicated to teamLab, which has been acclaimed by critics for its ability to digitally generate sophisticated and dreamlike worlds. In teamLab at Radcliffe: What a Loving and Beautiful World, Chinese and Japanese characters appear on the walls of the gallery. When the viewer’s hand touches a character, an image of the meaning of the character emerges and interacts with images generated from other characters. The result is a colorful, multisensory space that continuously evolves as the images that are released from the characters influence one another.

The images that are born from the characters appear in various positions within the computer-generated space, and the physical influences and connections among the objects are calculated in real time, producing a complex and natural animation. Just as no two moments are repeated in nature, the passing moments of the animation in the exhibition are never repeated, and new visual worlds are constantly being created.

In recent years teamLab’s installations have garnered attention around the world and have been displayed at Art Basel Hong Kong, Expo Milan, the Singapore Biennale, as well as in art festivals, galleries, and exhibition spaces in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Sweden, and Taiwan.

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Concept: Sisyu and teamLab

Calligraphy: Sisyu

Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

teamLab at Radcliffe is presented with support from Pace Gallery.