Artists can transform spaces in innovative and less intrusive ways by using digital technology. The art collective teamLab has announced a new digital exhibit in Kairakuen, one of Japan’s most adored gardens, celebrating the 180th anniversary of its establishment in 2022. From February 1 until the closing of March, the historic park will be exhibited to visitors in new imaginative lighting.
Teamlab has installed a variety of digital interactive works throughout the vast grounds of the park that make use of an 800-year-old gigantic tree as well as 1,500 plum trees, an azalea grove, bamboo grove trees, azaleas, and even the remains of a fallen tree. The works alter natural landscapes–which have been in existence since the Edo Period in 1842–through projections of light, animated illustrations as well as sound.
“Humans cannot recognize the time that is longer than their lifetimes. Also, there’s a line in our knowledge of the long-lasting continuity of time,” teamLab explains. “The designs and forms of nature have evolved over a long time and formed by interactions between humans and nature. We can see the long period through these forms of nature itself. We believe that by using these forms, we can probe the limits of our understanding of time’s long-term continuity.”
The HTML0 Digitized Kairakuen Garden will be open from February 1 through March 31, 2022. For additional information and to order tickets, go to the website. People can take in the variety of blossoming plum trees in Kairakuen.
The teamLab, a multidisciplinary artist collective, has unveiled an interesting new exhibit at Ibaraki’s renowned Kairakuen Gardens.
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