Japanese art collective TeamLab has designed an interactive installation for the Sagaya restaurant in Tokyo. “Worlds Unleashed and then Connecting” is a dining space limited to eight guests a day, where it is possible to enjoy a unique immersive dining experience.
When a dish is placed on the table, the scenic world contained within the dish is “revealed” with projections on the table and into the surrounding space. For example, a bird released from one dish can perch on the branch of a tree unleashed from another. The trees that grow from each dish are not identical; their sizes and shapes are affected by the worlds unleashed by the other dishes on the table. These unleashed worlds are also affected by your behavior. If you stand still, a tiny bird might alight on your hand; if you move suddenly, it might fly away. The worlds unleashed from the dishes on the table influence each other, react to the actions of visitors, and combine to create one single continuous world. The world is constantly changing from moment to moment and no two moments are alike.
The restaurant’s menue and presentation changes every month, catching the seasons.
all images and video courtesy of TeamLab