Hiroyuki Futai + EP3 – DesCours 2009 – Photon Garden

This installation, presented for the 2009 DesCours event in New Orleans, is described in the designers words as below:

Photon Garden is contained within a standard size shipping container, creating an urban garden of 3.24 square meters.  The garden is composed of sixteen hundred light emitting diodes (LED) which float above the four hundred translucent tubes planted on the ground.  As people inhabit the container, the garden responds with the luminous patterns of various movements across the space.  The inner walls are mirrors that reflect the photons infinitely, a simple optical effect that gives the closed space various scale images which represent the contrast in scale between our daily surroundings and the infinite universe.