teamLab and Pace Gallery, Menlo Park

There is always art to inspire just when you're turning in circles in the middle of winter. I went to a former Tesla car dealership building in Menlo Park to see an exhibit using LEDs...and walked into a beautiful world of images and movement. I was totally enveloped in fomenting flowers, grasses and Japanese images of old. There were descriptions, but as an outsider, I kept wondering how they were built. "Cold Life" was a wall of glass and 3D rendering of a tree/mandarin character of "life" that grew over 20 minutes. I think there were butterflies. I could have watched it for hours. Another room was filled with 3D flowers going through a life cycle, with changes affected by the viewers' standing in the room. Another room had graphic renderings of wood block prints from the 16th century, with each 36"x24" flowing from one to another...it made me think of a large pack of cards in motion. There were also beautiful waves of water across another wall, reminiscent of moving Hokusai prints. 

All was created by teamLab, a collective of "ultra-technologists" based in Tokyo who believe digital technology can expand art. They have been doing this since 2001. Quick, I must learn more about 3D graphics! Thank you Pace Gallery!    note: All Italics are linked.

 Cold Life

Cold Life