Teamlab creates a maze of interactive dancing holograms
January 27, 2014
As part of the Singapore Biennale 2013, a group of artists has created a maze filled with life-sized, three-dimensional, dancing holograms of people and animals, capable of reacting to a person's presence.
The interactive digital art installation, that's inspired by an ancient festival known as the Awa Dance festival, features brightly-colored, translucent holograms of people in traditional Japanese clothes, dancing or playing musical instruments, next to imaginary and familiar animals. Teamlab, the group behind the installation, created special sensors for every character in the maze to enable them to interact with visitors.
Called "peace can be realized even without order," the installation features 56 characters in a dark gallery, that's been outfitted with mirrors to give the illusion of the maze extending into eternity. The characters are able to sense when a visitor approaches them; the holographic people stop dancing or playing their instruments and give a bow while the rabbits, frogs and other animals may wave a hand or jump.
The digital installation explores the idea of finding peace within the context of unordered connections. It has been on display at the Singapore Art Museum since Oct. 26th of last year, and runs until to Feb. 16.
Check out a video of the dancing holograms below