PROJECT

In Bloom project #2 DAGAT & BULAKLAK

Date
2015. 02.13
Place
Hinoba-an Sea, Negros island, Philippines
Summary

“In Bloom”, art project for which Azuma Makoto creates flower installations under the environments where nature does not allow them to exist. Following the first installation of the project “EXOBIOTANICA”, the botanical space flight, the next artwork was in Hinoba-an Sea, Negros Island in Philippines. There, Azuma created a huge sculpture of flowers in the middle of the ocean that stretches calmly around the Island.

A 4-meters long botanical sculpture consisted of approximately 10,000 red Heliconia were installed on a simple raft used by the local fisherman. With nothing blocked the harsh sunlight, blown by salted water, the sculpture of flowers quietly floated in the cobalt blue ocean. The ocean accounts 70% of the surface of the earth, and therefore it created magnificent stage for the project. A vivid contrast between expressions of the flowers that change every minute and the surrounding environment were recorded as a documentary.

自然界では存在し得ないようなシチュエーションで花を活けるプロジェクト「In Bloom」。
宇宙(成層圏)へ植物を打ち上げた第一弾「EXOBIOTANICA」に続き、第二弾ではフィリピン・ネグロス島のヒノバアン沖合にて、穏やかに広がる海の真ん中に巨大な花の塊を活け込んだ。
地元漁師が浮かべた筏に全長4メートル、約1万本の真っ赤なヘリコニアで造形されるボタニカルスカルプチャー。遮るもののない鋭い太陽光線を浴び、潮風に吹かれながら、コバルトブルーの海を静かに漂う。地表の約70%を占める海という壮大なスケールで、刻々と変化する花の表情、それを取り巻く環境とのコントラストをドキュメンタリーとして記録した。

Detail

Flower materials: Heliconia 10,000 pieces, Banana 100 pieces
Size of the sculpture: 4m*4m*4m

使用花材:ヘリコニア約10,000本、バナナ100本
サイズ:W4m×D4m×H4m

Credit
DAGAT&BULAKLAK Special team

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Artworks: Azuma Makoto
Photographer: Shunsuke Shiinoki
Project manager: Eri Narita
Assistant manager: Takeshi Ouchi

Supporter: Atsushi Hino, Sohei Tokuyama
Local organizer: Fukuda Eleanor Alonsagay, Kyoko Nishimoto

Movie director: Naoyuki Fujise
Photographer: Naoyuki Noda
Cameraman: Makoto Fukagai, Kazuya Sasaka

Web designer: Hisayoshi Hayashi

Movie music: TRIBU DHAY TING
Time lapse music: J.A.K.A.M. + IZ3&DUB ROCKERS / OVER THE SKY

Special thanks to:
Hinoba-an Mayor, Ernesto Estrao
Hinoba-an fishermen and all the crew of DAGAT&BULAKLAK

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Contact
AMKK   info@azumamakoto.com


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