This month, we’ve launched two new artworks with the Art Gallery of NSW as part of their summer exhibition, Japan Supernatural. The show brings you face-to-face with a vibrant array of phenomenal beings – ghosts, goblins and other extraordinary monsters – from the rich spiritual world of Japanese folklore.
We’ll be telling you all about our works in the exhibition – and the process of bringing them to life – over the coming weeks. But in the meantime, here’s a quick rundown and some snaps from bump in and opening night.
The first artwork is a double-sided circular projection marking the entryway of the show. Seen from both outside and inside the exhibition space, the piece features an array of supernatural creatures from throughout the exhibition, giving visitors an intriguing glimpse into what lies within.
Interactive touch wall
A little further into the exhibition is our second work, an interactive touch wall. This piece brings to life some of the yokai – household spirit's prominent in Japanese folklore – from Hiroharu Itaya’s 18th century handscroll 'Night procession of the hundred demons (Hyakki yagyō)'. With delicate animations and conductive paint, the work retains the rich beauty of Itaya’s masterpiece while using motion and interaction to reimagine its stories for modern audiences.