dmm.com and fuji television, teamlab has collaboratively organized ‘dmm.planets art by teamlab’ within fuji television’s vast summer event ‘odaiba minna no yume tairiku‘. activating the senses, each respective artwork on display has been designed with its own distinct aroma — the smell of a forest, flowers, or the ‘universe’. specifically in ‘wander through the crystal universe’, the smell of the ‘universe’ was supervised by astronaut naoko yamazaki, and spreads throughout the entire artwork.
the aroma of the ‘universe’ was supervised by astronaut naoko yamazakifor ‘wander through the crystal universe’, teamlab has installed a seemingly infinite number of LEDs within a three-dimensional space, creating a real-time, interactive, and dynamic artwork. visitors can enter and walk through the space, changing the hue and intensity of the lights as they pass through. the viewer becomes ‘the center of the universe’ — one with the light and body of the installation. additionally, the audience can affect the character of the space through their smartphones by choosing a desired element and swiping toward the installation to add their selection to the artwork. in the new artwork ‘drawing on the water surface created by the dance of koi and people — infinity’ koi fish swim through an infinitely stretching pool. visitors can walk into the water, where they change the direction and movement of the koi. when the fish collide with the viewer, they morph into flowers and scatter through the space. the trajectory of the creatures is determined by the presence of people, which trace colorful lines on the surface of the water. the work is rendered in real time by a computer program, and is neither a pre-recorded animation nor on loop. the interaction between the viewer and the installation causes continuous change in the artwork — previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur. via teamlab stages its largest immersive digital art exhibition in tokyo.