Once in a lifetime

Design, technology, architecture and art mixed in dynamic pieces that will never be repeated again


Life doesn't repeat itself, every single moment is unique and never will happen again. These are common statements that everybody knows, right? Sometimes the creativity is in point to the obvious and has a new perspective about it. With these -- and a bunch of other -- interesting thoughts, the artistic collective @teamlab create the art exhibit Megaliths in the Bath House Ruins. The location is inside a public park which makes the art piece be connected to Nature and to human intervention, this one represented in past, by the ruins, and in futures, by the high-tech monuments, giving to the visitant the opportunity to represent the present.



Team Lab is an artistic collective founded in 2001 that is formed by an interdisciplinary group of ultra-technologists whose collaborative practise seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world. Various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects.


This exhibit, that had happened in Japan in 2019, aimed to create a discussion about how things change and evolve, never coming back to the original state. The lights turn on and off, creating forms, and figures randomly, and they will never present the same formation again. A mimic of Life.


The following artworks exist in the artwork space of the three-dimensional objects grouped in these bathhouse ruins.


・Flowers and People

This artwork is in a state of continuous change. Over a period of one hour, a year’s worth of seasonal flowers blossoms and scatters. The flowers bud, grow, and blossom before their petals begin to wither and eventually fade away. The cycle of growth and decay repeats itself in perpetuity. If a person stays still, the flowers surrounding them grow and bloom more abundantly. ・Universe of Water Particles When people approach the artwork, the flow of the water changes. The movement of people influences the artwork, causing it to evolve continuously, while the artwork influences other works. For instance, the water causes the flowers in the work Flowers and People to scatter. Water is represented by a continuum of numerous water particles. The interaction between the particles is calculated and then lines are drawn in relation to the behaviour of the water particles. The lines are “flattened” using what teamLab considers to be ultra subjective space.



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Megaliths in the Bath House Ruins


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