06 Aug 2012 • Theatre
Hypnagogia by Ryo Matsui Architects
To accompany a musical theatre performance, an installation of 88 curving steel forms dangled above a stage Tokyo, Japan.
Hypnagogia was realized by Tokyo-based Ryo Matsui Architects, which used 88 chains to form seven drooping dome-like canopies over the stage and performers. The architects say the project was intended to stimulate the audiences’ five senses. Furthermore, it could be easily transported and moved to other locations, for use again in different theatres worldwide.
Light projections shifted on the chain formations to reflect varying musical melodies, further visually captivating audience members below.
The installation was used at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall in Tokyo earlier this year.