TeamLab, an interdisciplinary group of artists formed in 2001 in Tokyo, Japan, who refers to themselves as “Ultra-technologists, ” and consists of artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, and architects, have recently announced its plans to take over Japan’s historic Kairakuen Garden as part of a large-scale outdoor art project.
The newly transformed garden and its 3,000 plum blossom trees will welcome visitors in an interactive art space that responds to their presence. “The concept of the project is that non-material digital technology can turn nature into art without harming it,” said the collective in a statement. “The forms and shapes of nature have been created over many years and have been molded by the interactions between people and nature. We can perceive this long duration of time in these shapes of nature themselves. By using the shapes, we believe we can explore the boundary in our perception of the long continuity of time.”
teamLab: Digitized Kairakuen Garden is waiting for you from February 13 to March 21, 2021, in Mito, Ibaraki. Visit teamLab’s website to learn more about outdoor installations.