Japanese art collective teamLab has created an incredible Floating Flower Garden with an infinite number of floating living flowers that filled up an entire exhibition space of the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, Japan this spring. The flowers were suspended from the ceiling and rose and fell around visitors as they moved throughout the garden.
Over 2,300 floating orchid plants bloomed in the space. The plants were alive and growing with each passing day, such as air plants. Each flower had a partner insect and the scent of the flowers became stronger at the time that the insect was most active, as a result the scent of the air in the garden space changed according to the time of day, morning, noon, and evening.
The installation responds to one or more viewers at once, allowing for constant free movement within. When two viewers meet their spaces merge into one single dome. In this interactive floating flower garden viewers are immersed in flowers, and become completely one with the garden itself.
To give you an impression of the interactive floating flower garden, be sure to watch the video below.
The Japanese artists behind “Floating Flower Garden” were inspired by gardens where Zen Buddhist priests would gather for training, and they hope the moving flowers will give people the opportunity to view nature in a more personal way.
Artist collaborative formed in 2001. teamLab is a collaborative, interdisciplinary creative group that brings together professionals from various fields of practice in the digital society: artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, web and print graphic designers and editors. Referring to themselves as “Ultra-technologists,” their aim is to achieve a balance between art, science, technology and creativity.