TeamLab’s new collective art project turns your TV in a blooming canvas
The Japanese studio launched Flowers Bombing Home, the heartwarming art project where crowd-drawn flowers bloom simultaneously on televisions around the world.
In the midst of a world divided by the novel coronavirus, art collective teamLab has begun a new project that allows people to watch, participate, and connect with the world from home, even while practicing social distancing.
Your home television becomes art and connects with the world. Flowers Bombing Home, an artwork in which the flowers you draw and the flowers drawn by other people bloom across television screens around the world, goes live on August 6 2020.
The novel coronavirus has forced the world to become more isolated, causing people to become confined to their homes. This project was created to help us realize that our existence is connected to the world and to celebrate the fact that the world is connected.
The television in your home becomes art. Watch at home, participate at home, and connect with the world. People from around the world draw flowers, creating a single artwork that blooms on televisions around the world.
Draw a flower on a piece of paper or on your smartphone or computer and upload it. The flowers you draw and the flowers drawn by others bloom across television monitor screens in homes around the world. As the petals scatter, the various flowers form a single new artwork together.
The flowers that people draw around the world will bloom until the end of the coronavirus. When the coronavirus ends, perhaps they will bloom and scatter all at once in various places all over the world. And, in the future, the flowers will continue to bloom forever as an artwork for people to remember this era.
TeamLab, founded in 2001, is an international art collective, an interdisciplinary group of various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, and the natural world.
TeamLab aims to explore the relationship between the self and the world and new perceptions through art. In order to understand the world around them, people separate it into independent entities with perceived boundaries between them. TeamLab seeks to transcend these boundaries in our perception of the world, of the relationship between the self and the world, and of the continuity of time. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity of life.
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