teamLab digitizes nature for interactive mild expertise in japan


nature, artwork & time — teamlab’s digitized kairakuen backyard


from february 1st till march thirty first 2022, a 180-year-old backyard in mito, japan, will likely be remodeled into an immersive light expertise created by artwork collective teamLab. referred to as ‘digitized kairakuen garden 2022’, the set up explores how digital know-how can flip nature into artwork with out harming it. the work additionally focuses on the theme of time and lengths of time which may be unfathomable for us—kairakuen backyard was created in 1842 and it’s residence to a large 800-year-old tree.


‘humans cannot recognize time longer than their own lifespans,’ says teamLab. ‘in other words, there is a boundary in our understanding of the long continuity of time. the forms and shapes of nature have been created over many years and have been molded by the interactions between people and nature. we can perceive this long duration of time in these shapes of nature themselves. by using the shapes, we believe we can explore the boundary in our perception of the long continuity of time.’

teamLab digitizes nature for interactive light experience in a japanese garden
teamLab, autonomous resonating life and resonating big cedar forest © teamLab



the sunshine expertise consists of eight particular person artworks, every of which transforms the pure options of the park into artwork. featured works embody autonomous resonating life and resonating big cedar forest, the place illuminated ovoids and timber change in shade as if they’re respiration. when pushed by guests, the ovoids wobble and alter shade, starting a sequence response that spreads by way of the remainder of the forest. 

teamLab digitizes nature for interactive light experience in a japanese garden
teamLab, life is steady mild – plum timber © teamLab



celebrating a 120-year-old plum blossom pageant


the digitized kairakuen backyard 2022 exhibition coincides with the mito plum pageant. to mark this reality, and the three,000 plum timber planted in kairakuen backyard, one of many works created by teamLab consists of an interactive paintings titled life is steady mild – plum timber. 1,500 of the plum timber in kairakuen backyard are mounted with an autonomous mild that shines brightly then fades. when folks get nearer, the sunshine within the timber adjustments shade and a sound particular to that hue is emitted. just like the ovoids, the lights radiate outward to the encircling timber one after the other.


teamLab, life is steady mild – plum timber © teamLab



guests will even discover ever blossoming life tree – big taro cedar, an set up that pays tribute to the large 800-year-old tree with a colourful show of seasonal flowers projected onto the tree’s huge trunk. flowers are born, develop, bud, bloom, and finally scatter, wither, and disappear. the flowers are in a steady cycle of life and demise, repeating perpetually.


the nightly exhibition features a geometric paintings that generates a set of strains when somebody steps inside, turning the forest right into a flattened airplane. there’s additionally a bunch of figures who stroll alongside the backyard’s bamboo forest and lightweight within the type of a brushstroke that circles a pure spring and adjustments based on who’s viewing it.


every set up is created by a pc program that repeatedly renders the paintings in real-time; not a pre-recorded picture that’s performed again; it repeatedly adjustments, that means what’s seen in a single second won’t be seen once more. the sunshine expertise will likely be on view in mito’s kairakuen backyard each evening between 18:00 – 20:30 from february to the top of march.


teamLab, ever blossoming life tree – big taro cedar © teamLab


teamLab, concrete and summary – between yin and yang © teamLab

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