Flutter of Butterflies Beyond Borders

teamLab, 2015, Interactive Digital Work, Endless

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Flutter of Butterflies Beyond Borders

teamLab, 2015, Interactive Digital Work, Endless

In the interactive work, Flutter of Butterflies Beyond Borders, the patterns on the butterflies’ wings transform as they fly through space. As the work progresses, the butterflies fly seamlessly into the nearby installations, dissolving the concept of the artwork’s frame, and eliminating the boundaries between the works. This process ultimately creates an all-encompassing interactive installation.

The flight pattern of the butterflies in Flutter of Butterflies Beyond Borders is influenced by the state of the other works, as well as the behavior of the viewers: the butterflies gather in places where flowers bloom in the other works; and if a viewers touches a butterfly, it loses its life.

The artwork is created in real time by a computer program. The images are not pre-recorded or played back. The entire work continuously changes and the same state will never be repeated.