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Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as well, Transcending Space

teamLab, 2017, Interactive Digital Installation, 4min 20sec, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as well, Transcending Space

teamLab, 2017, Interactive Digital Installation, 4min 20sec, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

This work is to be viewed from a position close to the entrance.


The work begins when crows of Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as well enter into the Cave Universe in the middle of the aisle. When the work ends, the crows leave the space and disappear.


If you stand at position close to the entrance the boundary between the wall and the floor disappears, the real space dissolves and the lines drawn by the trails of  the crows appear to be drawn in three dimensions in the space. Eventually the body becomes immersed in the artwork world, and the border between the artwork and the viewer dissolves.


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 installation is rendered in real time by a computer program, it is neither a prerecorded animation nor on loop. The installation is in constant change, previous states will never be repeated and can never be seen again.