HARMONY by teamLab, Japan Pavilion, Expo Milano 2015
Paddy fields, at the background of the origin of Japan’s food culture, were grown and developed in areas at differing height levels such as the mid to high river basins. This is reflected in the terraced rice-fields that are so characteristic of Japan, a country surrounded by mountains and the sea.
This process was made possible thanks to the beautiful harmony that has existed between humans and nature.
In order to show the fact that paddy fields have prospered in places with differing heights, as well as through the harmonious relationship between humans and nature, the space of the exhibition room has been filled with screens resembling ears of rice. These screens have been installed at a variety of different heights, from the knees up to the waist, creating an interactive projection space that seems to spread out infinitely at various heights and directions.
The projected images change in line with the visitors’ movements as they wander through the room.
This interactive art installation creates a space where visitors look as if they are wading their way through the ears of rice. As they wander around, they can experience a passing of nature that is so characteristic of Japan across the period of a whole year.
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