The Constant Gardeners

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  1. The Constant Gardeners
    Photo: Jason Bruges Studio (Artist's Impression)
  2. The Constant Gardeners
    Photo: Jason Bruges Studio (Artist's Impression)
  3. The Constant Gardeners
    Photo: Jason Bruges Studio (Artist's Impression)
  4. The Constant Gardeners
    Photo: Jason Bruges Studio (Artist's Impression)
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Time Out says

Head to Ueno Park to visit a stunning new attraction this summer created by British design team Jason Bruges Studio. 'The Constant Gardeners', part of the Tokyo Tokyo Festival Special 13, combines traditional Japanese culture and art with technology and sports.

Four robotic arms create patterns in a large Zen rock garden through movements resembling athletes' motions. By using second hand industrial robots for their art, the design team reflects the role of machines in daily life and also emphasises their potential in experimental creative projects. The four robotic arms have been programmed to rake different shapes into a massive gravel field filled with 14 tonnes of crushed black basalt that’s surrounded by another 4 tonnes of silver-grey granite.

Throughout the day, you’ll see different patterns, with a total of 150 illustrations inspired by various sports appearing over the course of the event. This cutting-edge outdoor installation kicks off on July 28 and runs in parallel with the Olympic and Paralympic Games until September 5.

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