teamLab’s Light Festival explores people’s connection to nature through art

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Life & Soul Magazine

Japanese art collective teamLab is bringing its light festival to castle ruins at Fukuoka as part of a project that demonstrates how non-material digital art can turn nature and city into art without harming them.

The exhibition, entitled teamLab: Light Festival in Fukuoka Castle Ruins, will see beautiful stone walls of the largest castle in Kyushu, Japan transformed into a a digital art space of interactive light that changes according to the presence of people.

Among the works on display are Animals of Flowers, Symbiotic Lives in the Stone Wall featuring a light spectacle of animals including an elephant, giraffe and tiger who appear to walk the castle wall; and Stone Steps of Oblivion – a lit up area of stone steps which glows strongly as a person goes close to the stairs and with each step, lights shine bright and then fade.

Built over a period of seven years from…

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