10 million digital flowers to light up Tokyo summer nights
Tokyo Bay will be lit up by a spectacular art installation this summer, where 10 million digital flowers will bloom and decorate a space at Odaiba, an artificial island that has now become one of Tokyo's most popular tourist destinations.
The collaborative and interdisciplinary artist group known as teamLab is bringing a universe full of digital flowers to Tokyo this summer, promising an awe-inspiring display of 10 million digital flowers in a dome. Known for their previous shows, such as Infinity of Flowers with Gucci and Night Wonder Aquarium, the artists at teamLab are now bringing a very special new installation to the public. Seeking "to navigate the confluence of art, technology, design and the natural world," the creative group's new “Floating in the Falling Universe of Flowers" installation, which is part of the exhibition"DMM. Planets art by teamLab," will allow visitors to interact with the actual installation itself. With the use of a smartphone, anyone can select and release butterflies into the flower universe. According to teamLab, "The interaction between the viewer and the installation causes continuous change in the artwork. Flowers are born, they grow, bud, bloom, and in time, the petals fall, and the flowers wither and die. The cycle of birth and death continues for perpetuity. Previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur."
Sounds pretty amazing. What's more, there is even another installation called "Wander through the Crystal Universe," where visitors can again interact with the artwork, which consists of particles of light that will be digitally controlled by smartphones. Those lucky enough to be in Tokyo July 16th to August 31st should definitely make the trip to Odaiba, where a once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits. For those interested in teamLab and their work, their website is https://www.team-lab.net.
The Crystal Universe