Thanks to digital technology, artists can modify spaces in new and non-invasive ways. Art collective teamLab opens a new digital exhibition at Kairakuen, one of Japan’s most beloved gardens, as it celebrates its 180th anniversary in 2022. From February 1 to the end of March, this historic park will be on display for visitors in a new light creative setting.
Kairakuen is considered one of the “three great gardens of Japan”, alongside Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa and Korakuen Garden in Okayama. Teamlab installed several interactive digital works on the vast grounds of the park, using a giant 800-year-old tree, 1,500 plum trees, a bamboo grove, pine trees, azaleas and even a fallen tree. These works transform natural sites, which have existed since the end of the Edo period in 1842, through light projections, animated illustrations and sound.
“Humans cannot recognize time longer than their own lifespan. In other words, there is a limit in our understanding of the long continuity of time,” explains teamLab. nature have been created over many years and have been shaped by the interactions between people and nature. We can perceive this long span of time in these forms of nature themselves. By using the forms, we believe that we can explore the frontier in our perception of the long continuity of time.
The digitized garden of Kairakuen will be open from February 1 to March 31, 2022. You can learn more about the event and buy tickets on its website. And that’s not all; the exhibition coincides with the 120-year-old Mito Plum Blossom Festival (February 11 to March 21), during which visitors come to admire the 100 varieties of plum blossoms in Kairakuen.
Interdisciplinary artist group teamLab unveils a new exhibition at the historic Kairakuen Gardens in Ibaraki, Japan.
teamlab: Kairakuen Digital Garden 2022 several interactive digital art installations inside the plum garden.
It will be open from February to March 31, 2022.
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