Digital art collective teamLab has unveiled an incredible new exhibition that sees Kairakuen Garden in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture being transformed into a psychedelic, kaleidoscopic open-air art exhibition. The interactive display features 3000 plum blossom trees, all of which are transformed into living artwork, thanks to ground-breaking technology.
Running from 13 February to 21 March 2021, the exhibition is part of teamLab’s Digitized Nature Project. The interactive show responds to the presence of people, and is being held in conjunction with the 120-year-old Mitu Ume (plum) Festival. The concept of the project is that non-material digital technology can turn nature into art without harming it. The eye-catching, dreamy experience sees vibrant digital projections being cast onto trees, rocks and landscapes, all of which morph and move whenever visitors are present. The outdoor setting also makes it easier to implement COVID-19 safety protocols.