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United, Fragmented, Repeated and Impermanent World

teamLab, 2013, Interactive Digital Work, (9:16 x 8), Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

The internet has changed the relationship between people and contents – people participate in and have become a part of contents.

In this interactive art work the viewer’s presence mixes with an abstract world of squares and delicately drawn grid lines.

Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800), was an early modern Japanese artist active in Kyoto during the Edo Period. Jakuchu has left us with a unique style of painting where the surface is made up of a grid of tens of thousands of squares or tiles that are individually colored. This work shares the motifs and method of expression of Jakuchu’s, “Birds, Animals, and Flowering Plants”, and “Trees, Flowers, Birds and Animals”.

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