Currently on view at National Gallery Singapore, this large-scale interactive digital installation entitled Walk, Walk, Walk: Search, Deviate, Reunite by Japanese art collective teamLab is made of a group of anonymous and diverse figures that keep walking and as they move, the artwork moves along with them. Visitors can interact with the art by touching the figures which stops, changes directions or chooses a different path. Based on the Zen expression “Hoho kore dojo” that says every step is the place to learn, the figures walk endlessly while confronting new situations which also encourages the visitors to choose their own path as they move along with the artwork.
The 3D environment is set in a manner by which the introspective journey of the individual is continually challenged by the presence of figures, playfully enticing, teasing, responding to the spectator as if sensing his or her movement, body heat and voice. The work establishes the make-believe world between the real and unreal. Human interaction is interspersed with that of the virtual characters. The multiple digital protagonists populating the space continually crosses the path of the person visiting – blurring the lines between the two worlds. The physical and digital sharing the ephemeral moments in a fleeting encounter.