Strokes of Life – Birthday / Anniversary / Marriage Proposal

Strokes of Life – Birthday / Anniversary / Marriage Proposal


This work consists of a 15m diameter circular lighted rink, and a cylinder at a height of 20m (D7m x H14m) that consists of a collection of light points. When people stand on the rink, Spatial Calligraphy is created. As it is drawn in three dimensions in the rink, it turns into a message that has been sent from a visitor’s smartphone. The calligraphy that evolves gives birth to life. Simultaneously the same calligraphic message appears in the cylinder as a three-dimensional light sculpture of brushstrokes. teamLab has been working on the Spatial Calligraphy series since the collective was formed. Spatial Calligraphy is a new interpretation of traditional Japanese calligraphy reconstructed in three-dimensional space, expressing the depth, speed and power of the brushstroke. The work is rendered in real time by a computer program, it is neither a prerecorded animation nor imagery on loop. The work as a whole is in constant change; previous states will never be repeated and can never be seen again.

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