TeamLab, formed in 2001, 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
Their recent project titled Floating Flower Garden – Flowers and I are of the same root, the Garden and I are one, was on show at Maison et Objet Paris – a major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions. Previously exhibited at Tokyo’s Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, TeamLab’s flower installation is an interactive project providing the visitors with a particular experience.
Floating Flower Garden is designed so that viewers can walk through a suspended garden while sensors detecting the presence of the viewer cause the flowers to rise upwards all at once, creating a hemispherical space with the viewer at its center.
Inspired by Japanese Zen gardens, the interactive floating flower garden is conceived as a place where viewers are immersed in flowers, becoming one with the garden itself. I found this creative/conceptual approach both contemporary and sublime.
Floating Flower Garden – Flowers and I are of the same root, the Garden and I are one – TeamLab‘s art installation