The Sound of Blooming

“The Sound of Blooming,” a large installation created by Luxury Logico, a group that consists of four artists, will be featured by the Taichung World Flora Expo from Nov. 3 through April 24, 2019.

The installation, called by some as “a large diamond fell from the sky” or “the largest mechanical flower on earth,” is one of the major highlights of this year’s exposition.

“The Sound of Blooming” is a 15 meters tall, sphere-shaped installation composed with a total of 697 mechanical flowers. Each flower is a single unit that is made with 250 components of 75 kinds.

In addition, each unit of flower is also interactive which will move in accordance with different degrees of sunlight exposure and humidity. These mechanical flowers will not only sway in the wind but also curl when they are approached by viewers.

Taichung World Flora Expo Highlight: "The Sound of Blooming" (Photo: Business Wire)

Luxury Logico, formed by Chang Geng-hwa, Chang Keng-hau, Lin Kun-ying, and Chen Chih-chien, was also the team that created the torch lighting mechanism for the 2017 Summer Universiade.

This time, the team collaborated with twelve Taichung-based companies, including Hiwin Technologies Corp., HIWIN MIKROSYSTEM, EARTHPOWER, REIJU Construction Co., Ltd., Li Ming Machinery Co., Ltd., Philips Lighting, Taiwan, Kuan Yuan Paper, Ji-feng Sheet Metal Corp., and Ta Chen Fong umbrella Co., Ltd., to create the mechanical flower installation. It took eight months to complete.

They observed that plants produce flowers to attract bugs and birds to distribute pollen for reproduction. Thus, they chose “flower” as the theme to explore life and growth, seeking to present the symbiotic relationships between flowers and other creatures, as well as between humans through interdisciplinary application of industrial design, lighting, sound, and art, according to Luxury Logico.

Chang Geng-hwa noted that the collaboration brought together twelve enterprises specializing in different fields that all spared no efforts in making this happen. The project is also rewarding for each company in terms of knowledge sharing and opportunity of future partnership.

Stationed at the Houli Forest Park venue, the movement of the installation will be directed by Lin Kun-ying (林昆穎) to pair with the music composed by Chen Chien-chi (陳建騏), giving this “flower of Taiwan” a dynamic and magical look during the day and in the night-time.

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