Graffiti Nature - Living in the Botanical Garden

teamLab, 2017, Interactive Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

Graffiti Nature - Living in the Botanical Garden

teamLab, 2017, Interactive Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

An ecosystem is created by the creatures drawn by visitors. Plants from all over the world are collected in the botanical garden. Amongst the plants live the animals that visitors have colored in. Somewhere in the botanical garden are the animals that you have drawn. Can you find them? Animals are eaten by other animals, but if they do not eat they will die and disappear. When the animals that you draw eat other animals, their numbers increase. Butterflies increase in places where there are flowers. All are part of one ecosystem. If you step on Crocodiles too much they will die. If you stand still flowers will blossom around you. If you walk around, the flowers will scatter. Search for your animals, and whilst making the flowers bloom, explore the world that everyone has created.

How to interact with the artwork

  • 1

    Color and draw on the paper provided.

  • 2

    Scan your drawing.

  • 3

    Animals and flowers will come to life in the exhibition space!

  • 4

    Stand still and flowers will bloom around you. Walk around and the flower petals will scatter.

  • 5

    Move close to the animals and they will sense you and start moving.

Skills Nurtured

  • Creativity, Power of Expression
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Self-Confidence
  • Interest in Technology