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Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as well, Flying Beyond Borders

teamLab, 2018, Interactive Digital Installation, 4min 20sec, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as well, Flying Beyond Borders

teamLab, 2018, Interactive Digital Installation, 4min 20sec, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

This work starts when the crows leave a room.
The crows cross the boundaries of other works, and fly around extensively influencing the works that they enter. For example, the crows flight, scatters the flowers of other works, or the in the case of What a Loving,l and Beautiful World, if the crows fly into a Chinese Character the world contained within that character will appear.


Crows are rendered in light as they fly around the space, leaving trails of light in their paths and creating spatial calligraphy. The crows chase one another and in turn become chased themselves. When the chased crows crash into one another, they scatter, turning into flowers. The crows attempt to fly around people in the space, but when they crash into a viewer, they scatter, turning into flowers in the same way.


The artwork is rendered in real time by a computer program. It is neither a prerecorded animation nor on loop, it is continuously changing. Previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur.