Japanese art collective teamLab has teamed up with Shiseido Travel Retail and Jewel Changi Airport, to display two new artworks at Jewel, the latest lifestyle destination in Singapore. Resonating Forest – Shiseido Forest Valley at Jewel Changi Airport is currently on view in the evenings in the Shiseido Forest Valley as part of the S E N S E multisensorial art installation, and Resonating Trees – Topiary Walk at Jewel Changi Airport will be on view at Canopy Park, located at the topmost level in Jewel. Canopy Park opens officially on June 10, 2019.
The Shiseido Forest Valley is a wondrou4-story indoor ‘forest’, one of the largest indoor collection of plants in Singapore, with about 22,000sqm of space dedicated to landscaping throughout the complex.
teamLab aims to explore a new relationship between humans and the world through art. The artwork transforms due to the presence of humans, and this in turn, changes and redefines the relationship between people in the same space. By making people part of the work through interactivity, this installation creates an experience that transcends and blurs the boundaries between people and the artwork, and between the self and others.
Each tree’s light is autonomous, shining brightly and then fading as if it’s breathing. As people pass nearby, the light of the trees changes color, and a tone specific to that color resonates out. The light of an individual tree spreads radially to the neighboring trees. In the same way that the light is transmitted between trees, the tone also propagates through each tree, spreading continuously. The color-specific tone changes pitch according to the tree’s elevation along the Shiseido Forest Valley trail. If light resonates out from deep within, it means that there is someone over there. Perhaps people will become more aware than usual of the presence of other people in the same space.