0314 GMT October 20, 2021
In this work called Flowers and I are of the Same Root, the Garden and I are One, people immerse themselves in the flowers, becoming one with the garden, says teamLab, according to goodnewsnetwork.org.
Open since July, the museum space is scented by the fragrance of 13,000 living orchids suspended from near-invisible wires.
They’re able to survive in mid-air because orchids are able to grow without soil, by absorbing water from the air. In fact, all the diverse orchid species used here evolved to live on rocks and trees where other plants could not survive – and in the exhibit they growing and blooming with each passing day.
The artwork space seems to be completely filled with flowers (especially because of the mirrored floor), but enter and pause, and the blossoms slowly rise to the ceiling whenever people approach, opening spaces previously concealed.
“The garden starts to make a space for humans… But they are moving super slowly, so you have to adjust your time to the garden’s,” reports CNN.
After you move through the curtain of orchids, they slowly descend again behind you.
Founded in 2001 by Toshiyuki Inoko, teamLab is an art collective and interdisciplinary group of technologists who are blending art and science; technology and the natural world. The team includes artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, and architects.
The floating garden exhibit is running until the end of 2022 at the museum of the teamLab Planets in Tokyo.