15 May - 5 September 2021

Flowers and People – Gold is an interactive work by Japanese based teamLab. The work is based on the theme of the seasons, often reflected in Japanese art and important in Japanese culture, and was inspired by a visit to Kunisaki Peninsula in the spring, a time when cherry blossoms were in abundance around the mountains.

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.

teamLab (Tokyo) is a co-operative, interdisciplinary group of professionals, headed by Toshiyuki Inoko, who refer to themselves as ‘Ultra-technologists’.

Image: Flowers and People – Gold, teamLab

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