This Surreal Art Exhibit Lets You Walk Among The Carp, And It’s Enthralling.
At Tokyo’s Odaiba Minna no YUME-TAIRIKU 2016 Festival, there's an installation unlike any we've seen before. It comes in the form of an interactive pond, which sets the seen for a light mapping installation that mimics the movement of hundreds of koi fish -- and you can stand right in the middle of it all.
Here's how it works: A shallow pool of calf-deep water is completely surrounded by a mirrored ceiling and walls, which reflect the fish projected at the viewers feet. The fish move differently in the water depending on the situation, changing speeds and even crashing into visitors' feet, shattering into flowers upon contact.
Sounds pretty rad, right? Well, the installation is just one of four large-scale installations by this Japanese art collective, teamLab, on display until the end of August. And, if you can't make it all the way to Tokyo, just check the images and video below.
Here's what it looks like from above. The light you see is created by the movement of the projected koi fish.
In the video, you can see the frenetic energy with which these faux fish move through the pond, interacting with observers by shattering at their feet.