Maison et objet is the major French tradeshow for professionals working in the art of living by bringing a variety of expressions together, such as decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children, tableware….
Maison et Objet Paris is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and teamLab is invited as one of the artists to exhibit a work to celebrate the anniversary.
teamLab is the most outstanding digital technology based creative group in Japan. They call themselves, ‘Ultra-technologists group’ made up of specialists in the information society such as; Programmers (User Interface engineers, Database engineers, Network engineers, Hardware engineers, Computer vision engineers, Software architects), Mathematicians, Architects, CG animators, Web designers, Graphic designers, Artists, Editors and more.
teamLab developed a dedicated work called “Espace teamLab-World Unleashed and then Connecting -“ for the anniversary and it is going to be exhibited from January 23 to 27 at the entrance of the main hall in Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, France.
In this work, 3D images with a moving effect emerge from Arita porcelain placed on a table, and give life to the motifs used on the porcelain. An image unleashed from a porcelain integrates with images coming from other porcelain, and it then creates a new visual world.
For example, a bird emerged from a porcelain finds a tree appeared from other porcelain and perches on the tree. The position of porcelain on a table is replaceable by audience and the interaction could create different images. The emerged images from porcelain influence each other and create a different size and shape of trees.
Photo via Saga prefecture PR
Seeing is believing. Perhaps, you get a better idea of their work from video clips uploaded in youtube.
Espace teamLab -World Unleashed and then Connecting-
Future Arita Porcelain Cafe
This exhibition interprets an image of future cafe and restaurant. It also reflects their thoughts that future is constructed on the continuity of culture over time.