The three-dimensional floating flower arrangement, created by teamLab in Japan, inspires visitors not only with its technological wonders, but also with its extraordinary natural beauty.
In the work entitled “Flowers and I are of the same root, the garden and I are one“, people immerse themselves in flowers and become one with the garden, says teamLab.
The museum’s halls, which opened in July, scented by the fragrance of 13,000 living orchids hanging on barely visible wires.
They can survive in the air because orchids can grow without soil by taking water from the air. In fact, all of the orchid species used here evolved to live in rocks and trees where other plants couldn’t survive – and in exhibits they are growing and blooming every day.
The art room seems to be full of flowers (mainly because of the mirrored floor), but enter and pause, and the flowers slowly rise to the ceiling as people approach, opening up a previously hidden space.
“The garden starts to make a space for humans… But they are moving super slowly, so you have to adjust your time to the garden’s,” reports CNN.
You can see in the video below that once you get past the curtain of orchids, they slowly come back behind you.
Founded in 2001 by Toshiyuki Inoko, teamLab is an interdisciplinary art collection and group of technologists combining art and science; Technology and the natural world. The team consists of artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects.
While the floating garden exhibition can be seen at the teamLab Planets Museum in Tokyo until late 2022, other works in the US, Australia and Istanbul are in the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Society for Asia Museum, New York; Borusan Collection of Contemporary Art, Istanbul; and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Watch the video below…