THE CONSTANT GARDENERS

JASON BRUGES STUDIO

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Ueno Park, Tokyo, 28th Jul - 5th Sep 2021

 

Lead design / Project lead

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 AI 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
Winner of CODAawards 'Public Spaces' Award, 2022

Film by Sam King

Music by Noah Ings | Globe Town Records