This year’s Flowers by Naked (at the same Coredo venue that hosts Art Aquarium during the summer) was better than last year but not as engaging as the first year I saw it. The art of projection mapped animation has taken such huge strides in three years that it kind of amazes me how wowed I was by the original production, but this group of artists has done a pretty good job of keeping up with the times, even if it’s not on the same scale as the TeamLab Borderless digital museum.
The new twist this year is fragrance, and although there were fewer different things to look at this year, the animations are sophisticated and entertaining.
If you’re in Tokyo and you’ve never been to a Flowers by Naked exhibition before, you should go. It’s not a vast interactive environment of projection-mapped animation like the TeamLab Borderless digital museum, (and the Flowers by Naked folks bumped up the price this year, making it less of a must-go) but it’s an entertaining thing to do with friends, and worth seeing the different ways this new tech is blossoming.