The piece is part of Japan Society’s new media exhibition, Garden of Unearthly Delights: Works by Ikeda, Tenmyouya & teamLab, and consists of room sized visuals of blooming flowers along with vibrant plants and wild life. An algorithm running in the background computes how the flowers form, take shape and wither way across the room walls. The installation allows audiences to interact with the visuals, with sensors picking up their movements allowing flowers to bloom and wilt away.
In the authors own words:
“Within the art work, the flowers are first born, they then grow, bud, and bloom; and before long, they scatter, wither, and fade away. In other words, the flowers can be seen to be born and disappear over and over for eternity. The viewer’s presence affects the cycle, causing the flowers to either wither or blossom depending on the distance of the viewer to the work. The interaction between the viewer and the installation causes continuous change to the artwork and previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur.”
The installation will be on display in New York City through Jan 11th, 2015. Be sure to visit their website to learn more.