Dramatic, visceral, and operatic in nature, this kinetic laser performance and installation invited visitors to exist in a space and time all its own. As society re-emerged into our familiar, yet forever changed surroundings, this audio-visual experience similarly took visitors on a journey into both the known and unknown. Through its minimalism and highlighting of patterns created by the repetitive, modular rhythms of the world around us, Japanese multi-media artist Shohei Fujimoto invited visitors to connect to their core humanity.
Set in a meditative soundscape inspired by the powerful quiet of Shinto shrines in the mountains of Japan, the centerpiece laser performance entranced visitors to see the intangible as tangible. “I’ve been trying to generate virtual consciousness and, in extension, virtual life in this work, triggering a deeper sense of humanity in ourselves,” shared Fujimoto. This central idea continued through a series of four more works throughout the space.