25 Mar Blurring lines between dream and reality
TeamLab is an international art collective, formed in 2001 by by Toshiyuki Inoko and four of his friends in Tokyo, Japan. The group consists of artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects who refer to themselves as “ultra-technologists”. teamLab creates artworks using digital technology. Since 2014 TeamLab is represented by Pace Gallery.
Removing the Boundaries Between Artworks
At its origin, the world is a complex continuum: nothing can exist independently, and there are no boundaries. However, human beings cannot comprehend this continuity. Language and logic cause people to recognise the world in discrete parts. Each time people perceive the world, they continue to separate it by creating boundaries in their consciousness that should not exist. The more people separate the world through their cognition, the more they feel as though these boundaries have existed since the beginning.
By eliminating the boundaries between artworks, the works can communicate with one another, they are influenced by each other, and they mix with other works while remaining independent. The artworks are created to be continuous and without boundaries.