Ueno Park, Tokyo, 28th Jul - 5th Sep 2021

Lead design / Project lead

The Constant Gardeners is an unprecedented large scale performative installation spanning the realms of art, technology & sport. The vast outdoor installation combines ancient Japanese tradition with cutting-edge computing & industrial robotics.

Drawing inspiration from the Japanese Zen Garden, a team of four giant robot arms perform the meditative raking of an expansive gravel canvas. In a series of daily performances, these ‘gardeners’ work together to create unique illustrations representing the movements of athletes. Generated by a series of bespoke algorithms that analyse video footage of past Olympic & Paralympic events, some illustrations depict an event unfolding over time while others shine a light on one spectacular movement or sporting moment.

Winner of London Design Awards | Gold Award, 2021


Film by Sam King

Music by Noah Ings | Globe Town Records