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teamLab

Massless Suns

On View
Sep 2 – Dec 24, 2022
Seoul
 
Exhibition Details:

teamLab
Massless Suns
Sep 2 – Dec 24, 2022

Gallery:

1F, 267 Itaewon-ro
Yongsan-gu
Seoul

Press:

Press Release

Connect:

@teamlab
@pacegallery

Above: teamLab, Continuous Life and Death at the Now of Eternity II, 2019 © teamLab

Pace is pleased to present Massless Suns, a solo exhibition of new and recent digital works by the interdisciplinary art collective teamLab at its newly expanded arts complex in Seoul.

The exhibition will spotlight the never-before-seen interactive digital installation Massless Suns and Dark Spheres (2022) along with the monitor-based digital works Waves of Light (2018), Dissipative Figures – 1000 Birds (2022), Dissipative Figures – Human (2022), and Continuous Life and Death at the Now of Eternity II (2019), all of which will be displayed in the gallery’s ground floor exhibition space equipped for experiential, immersive artworks, which was unveiled in March 2022. The interactive digital installation Resonating Microcosms - Solidified Light Color, Sunrise and Sunset (2022) will be presented in the gallery’s new outdoor sculpture courtyard, opening to the public on the occasion of Frieze Seoul.

Massless Suns and Dark Spheres comprises glowing spheres of light and darkness. Uncontained by bulbs or casing, these spheres interact when viewers try to touch them—since they’re made of light, the spheres can’t be physically sensed. As such, the installation engages with notions of perception, obscuring the boundary between the viewer and the artwork. The opening of the new first floor exhibition space where Massless Suns and Dark Spheres and the monitor-based works will be installed reflects the strength of the gallery’s digital arts program and its commitment to supporting the advanced studio practices of its artists. Visitors engage with new, boundary-pushing works in this space, delving into the sensorial possibilities of contemporary art.

Each of the monitor-based works in the exhibition engages with themes of continuity and renewal, two focuses of teamLab’s practice. Continuous Life and Death at the Now of Eternity II, for example, depicts flowers repeating the processes of life and death, blooming and evolving in real-time with the passing days and seasons as they are generated by a computer program. Dissipative Figures – 1000 Birds and Dissipative Figures – Human, which are part of a new body of work by the collective, examine flows and transmissions of energy through semi-abstract, mesmeric compositions. Waves of Light meditates on the movements of the ocean, featuring rising and falling waves drawn based on calculated trajectories of water particles.

With the interactive installation Resonating Microcosms - Solidified Light Color, Sunrise and Sunset, which will be installed in Pace’s new outdoor sculpture courtyard in Seoul, teamLab brings its investigations of color to the fore. The ovoids that make up the work can change into 61 newly defined solidified light colors. The installation will respond to climatic conditions and visitors’ interactions with it, making the courtyard environment a key component of the artwork.

 
Exhibition Film

Explore teamLab's "Massless Suns" with Toshiyuki Inoko

teamLab Co-Founder Toshiyuki Inoko discusses the installations in the ongoing presentation in Seoul and outlines the conceptual concerns of the collective’s expansive practice.

 

Featured Works

teamLab, Waves of Light, 2018, four-channel digital work, 121.4 cm × 273.4 cm (47-13/16" × 8' 11-5/8"), overall installed, [4] 55" monitors
teamLab, Dissipative Figures - 1000 Birds, 2022, four-channel digital work, 121.4 cm × 273.4 cm (47-13/16" × 8' 11-5/8"), overall installed, [4] 55" monitors Continuous loop
teamLab, Continuous Life and Death at the Now of Eternity II, 2019, twelve-channel digital work, 8’ x 13’ 6”, [12] 55" monitors
teamLab, Resonating Microcosms - Solidified Light Color, Sunrise and Sunset, 2022, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Dimensions variable Sound: Hideaki Takahashi Production Support: Hirohito Saito (OryZa Design), Shinya Yoshida (SYD INC.)
teamLab, Massless Suns and Dark Spheres, 2022, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Dimensions variable Sound: teamLab
 

Installation Views

 
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About the Artist

teamLab is an international art collective, an interdisciplinary group of various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, and architects whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, and the natural world.
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