23.10.17

Greenhouse contains crazy interactive digital attraction

A greenhouse in central Tokyo is using LED lights and audio technologies to create an unusual visitor attraction, complete with a ‘vegetable orchestra’.

New York and Tokyo based studio Party was the brainchild behind ‘Digital Vegetables’, an installation that engages visitors by encouraging them to touch, smell and even listen to the plants.
Inside the LED greenhouse
The soundscape, which can be controlled by touching seven types of vegetable planted in the greenhouse, was designed by sound artist Res Kunimoto. He recorded the sounds of seeds and leaves being rubbed and fruit eaten and combined them with orchestral instruments.

“Tomatoes are violin, carrots are trumpet, cabbages are oboe, mini radishes are flute, sweet potatoes are piano, eggplants are harp, pumpkins are clarinet. Gently touch the vegetables, and listen to the symphony of instruments and vegetables,” he writes on the project’s website.
Greenhouse lit with LEDs aerial view
Interacting with the plants also triggers visual effects created by LED lighting strung from the structure of the greenhouse.

Digital Vegetables is on display until November 5, 2017.

[Photos via Party]

Digital Vegetables by Party