Posts Tagged ‘festival’


Sep08

Yokai Watch invades Universal Studios Japan

2016 at 08:17 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Popular monster collecting franchise Yokai Watch and Universal Studios have teamed up for a new series of fun Yokai Watch attractions at Universal Studios Japan! Visitors to the theme park in Osaka will be treated to a series of attractions and events in the Yokai Watch Festival, taking part in fun activities for the chance to gain exclusive Yokai Watch merchandise. Included in these events is the “Yokai Watch: The Real 4″ event, where visitors will explore the theme park with the help of a Yokai Pad and Watch to find hiding Yokai. Also featured in the festival will be dancing events set to music from the Yokai Watch anime, as well as other fun activities and attractions throughout 2016. For this event, Universal and LEVEL-5 have collaborated on a series of new exclusive Yokai for the event, including the Nyaaminator, who is based on the Terminantor franchise! All of these activities make Universal Studios Japan the ideal Yokai hunting spot for any diehard fan, with even more events scheduled for 2017!

Sep02

Parking garage transformed into LED art piece

2016 at 04:47 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Danish design office Kollision has developed a new art piece by turning a parking garage into an interactive sound & light spectacle! This piece, titled “The Rabbit Hole” was commissioned for 2016’s annual arts-themed Aarhus Festival in Aarhus, Denmark, and is located at the Salling department store’s parking facility.

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The Rabbit Hole takes advantage of a large 82-foot deep cylinder within the parking garage to create a strobing light experience, simply through the use of programmed LEDs and sounds. The LED lights are stationed all across the guard rails of the spiral, and are mapped together to resonate and strobe in various colors and patterns. Check out the video below to see The Rabbit Hole in action!

Jun01

Vivid art exhibit lights up Sydney streets

2016 at 07:58 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The annual Vivid festival has just returned to the streets of Sydney, Australia, bringing a wide variety of light-based art pieces, exhibits, and festivities to the Australian capital! Over 150 artists have contributed to this year’s showing, displaying over 90 art installations across the city, and have incorporated local buildings and landmarks like the Sydney Opera House into their works. This year’s Vivid exhibit introduces several new themes to the annual celebration, including an animal-themed art exhibit at the Taronga Zoo as well as showings at the Royal Botanical Gardens and The Galleries. The festivities will also feature concerts and showings by both local and international musicians alongside the beautiful light displays. This year’s awesome Vivid Sydney showing has only just begun, and will continue until the event winds down on June 18, so keep your eyes open for more news from this awesome festival!

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Aug31

Echigo Tsumari festival dots countryside with art

2015 at 01:15 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The sixth annual edition of the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale in Japan has drawn international attention since its opening on July 26th, decorating the Niigata highlands with a wide variety of artwork and installation pieces. The Triennale is designed to be a return to the rural art festival, shunning glorified urban art exhibitions in order to reintroduce visitors to art in the environment. This year’s Triennale is bigger than ever, boasting 380 works from 350 different artists from all over the world, including new works from artists like Yayoi Kusama, Cai Guo-Qiang, Paola Pivi, Annette Messager, Shilpa Gupta, Tadashi Kawamata, Lee Bul, Shinji Ohmaki, Navin Rawanchaikul, and Noe Aoki.

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The works on display range from huge installation pieces to transformed barns, decorated train cabs, found art, optical illusions, and more. Along the way, visitors are encouraged to visit local cafés and enjoy the rural Niigata environments and atmosphere. Since its founding in 2000, the exhibit has been a huge inspiration for artists across the globe, and has spawned similar art movements in China and Thailand. The Trienalle will be closing on September 13th, 2015, so give it a look before it closes up for the year, or check out the event’s official website here!

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