This installation of interactive work comes from Japanese ‘ultra-technologist’ collective teamLab, who combine artists with programmers, engineers, animators, mathematicians and architects to create integrative work with an information age focus.
The work Flowers and People – Gold is based on the four seasons and reflects on their importance in both pre-modern Japanese art and culture and the continuing relevance in the contemporary world today. The animated installation work shows flowers that gradually bud, blossom, and grow, before their petals begin to wither and eventually fade away. Depending on the proximity of the viewer to the work, the flowers shed their petals all at once, or come to life and blossom once again.
This exhibition was a recipient of an arts grant from the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono.
Image credit: Flowers and People - Gold, by teamLab