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Flowers Burst Into Bloom as Visitors Walk Up to Wall
Featured on MY MODERN MET, Mar 3, 2014
Flowers Burst Into Bloom as Visitors Walk Up to WallMY MODERN MET
How would you like to walk up to a wall full of flowers and see them beautifully bloom? Well now you can if you’re in Japan. In this digital installation, flowers cover four inner walls of a former sewing factory in Usuno, Bungotakada. Chrysanthemums and roses bloom and explode into cascades of petals as visitors approach the walls of the darkened room, then they wither away as flowers from another season begin to blossom.
It’s called Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together and it’s made by teamLab, a group of tech specialists that include programmers, architects, CG animators and more. “We create works through ‘experimentation and innovation’ making the borders between Technology, Art, and Design more ambiguous,” they state.
Flowers native to the Kunisaki Peninsula, where the exhibition is located, are displayed in the installation. The species of flowers in the artwork changes ever hour to reflect the variety of flowers found there. The work is rendered in real time, by a computer program, and is not a loop. The interaction between the viewer and the installation causes the artwork to continually change.
Here’s the meaning behind the piece, by teamLab. “When teamLab visited the Kunisaki Peninsula in spring, we saw many flowers