ABOUT THE INSTALLATION
HANAMI: BEYOND THE BLOOMS
March 13, 2020 - May 25, 2020
Hanami: Beyond the Blooms pushes the limits of the cherry blossom experience, inviting visitors to enter an immersive world of spring re-imagined. Now an annual tradition, ARTECHOUSE's cherry blossom-inspired installation continues to celebrate springtime and women in the arts and tech. This seasonal installation continues with the 2020 ARTECHOUSE theme of exploring the role of science in art and technology.
A centuries-old Japanese tradition of blossom viewing takes on a whole new abstract interpretive meaning as hand-made ink illustrations by Yuko Shimizu are transformed digitally to follow vibrant cherry blossom flowers on an exciting and interactive journey through land, sea, and air.
Hanami: Beyond the Blooms transports visitors into a new tale of spring as they contemplate the renewal and chaos of the season, engage with centuries-old traditions and explore the interconnectedness of the natural world. Shimizu’s vivid illustrations are brought to life with cutting-edge interactivity, as powerful winds sweep flowers across the sky, birds take flight, and vibrant petals fall gently. Traditional taiko drums give way to surreal paths of hand-illustrated cherry blossom trees and a Japanese-inspired environment where visitors can welcome spring. Hanami beautifully shows how technology and code can combine seamlessly with illustration and nature to breathe new life into this familiar time of year, allowing visitors to enjoy the thrills and beauty of a seasonal phenomenon beyond its limited organic time-span.
ABOUT THE INSTALLATIONS
Hanami: Beyond the Blooms is an immersive, multi-room experience that takes you on a journey of springtime renewal. Hanami: Beyond the Blooms features these cherry blossom inspired installations:
In Rapture by Yuko Shimizu: This installation was inspired by Yuko’s childhood memories of cherry blossom trees in Japan, evoking both the chaos of rebirth and renewal.
Awakening: Explore the sound of traditional Japanese taiko drums, reimagined with cutting-edge technology.
Walking with Petals: Walk beneath a surreal path of Cherry Blossom trees, made entirely out of hand-illustrated elements.
Hana Saku Biome: Experience cherry blossoms with all of your senses. As you walk through, the scent of cherry blossoms fill the air and you learn what exactly makes a cherry blossom tree grow.
ADMISSION & HOURS
Daily - 10AM - 6PM
AFTER HOURS (21+)
Sun-Thurs - 6PM - 10PM
Fri & Sat - 6PM - 11PM
AR Bar operates daily starting
at 11AM. Hours are subject to change.
To purchase alcoholic drinks or attend After Hours Sessions visitors must be 21+ and provide a valid government ID.
Recommended for all ages.
Adults (15-64) $16
Students, Seniors & Military $13
Children (2-14) $8
Adults (15-64) $20
Students, Seniors & Military $15
Children (2-14) $10
All visitors ages 2 and above require admission tickets.
All ticket sales are final.
No refunds, exchanges or transfers.
*Pricing does not include tax + processing fees.