A gridded network of 108 white balloons, or “globes,” floats in mid-air, creating a pyramid shape that resembles the roof of a house. The floating spheres change color when touched and emit a sound “unique to that color,” according to teamLab’s description. The surrounding balloons then echo the same sound and color in a rippling effect that alters the entire color of the piece.
The site-specific installation was constructed in dedication to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate in Japan, who built and died in the Sunpu Castle.
In the video’s description, teamLab writes, “In this pyramid of light unfolds a show of light and sound themed on Lord Ieyasu’s life.” Check out a preview of the installation in action below: