TOKYO — Tokyo-based multidisciplinary art collective teamLab has created an immersive meal experience at an exclusive restaurant providing diners with a unique multi-sensory experience conveying the olfactory-, oral- and aural-scapes of Japan. The interactive digital space integrates elegant cuisine and beautiful ceramic art with real-time responsive projections of colorful butterflies, koi and Japanese flora which traverse the restaurant’s dishes, table and walls.
When a dish is placed on the table, the world contained within the dish is unleashed, unfolding onto the table and into the surrounding space.
Monitored and observed by artificial intelligence, the projections live in a place of ephemera and are contingent on the observer’s movements as well as the placement of other dishes and objects on the table.
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.
Check out the projection mapping in action:
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Images courtesy teamLab.