An immersive and interactive exhibition opened at the artsdepot in North Finchley this weekend, mixing aspects of two distinct cultures.

Created in collaboration with carpenter Dan Birch, Helena Doyle’s exhibition takes inspiration from the traditional Japanese festival of Hamani, which sees people gather to enjoy the world-renowned, transient beauty of the country’s cherry blossoms, as well as Greek mythology.

The show is titled Zephyr, which means a soft gentle breeze and comes from the God of the west wind, Zephuros.

Visitors are invited to take on the role of Zephuros by turning a windmill made of giant fans, generating a light breeze.

This will hit blossom-inspired, iridescent material draped across the gallery ceiling, changing colour as it moves. Visitors can alsowill also have the opportunity to make their own fans to take home.

Helena is a filmmaker and artist, known to work between the realms of documentary, installation and fulldome (immersive dome-based video projection environments), with an interest in the relationship between nature and technology, sacred architecture and nomadism.

Helena studied at the National Film School in Dublin, and upon graduating she ran away with the circus. During the next year she became a stilt walker, fire hula hooper, costume maker, art director, filmmaking teacher, puppeteer’s assistant and projectionist, which brings her floating in, full circle, for this interactive art experience.

artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, N12 0GA, until Saturday, June 4, 10am to 4pm. Details: 020 8369 5454