MIZARU Installation is an installation version of the MIZARU performance . Originally developed with a grant from Burning Man, the installation has had numerous exhibitions. The original Burning Man version was comprised of a large transparent structure/box, allowing all to see inside, hiding nothing. When one entered the structure one was presented with a white wall. Upon touching it, the wall springs to life creating 5 different worlds of visuals and sound, surrounding the user. This wall symbolizes the barrier between life and death. The 5 worlds represent conceptually: illusions (desires), chains (being bounded), fire/burning (destruction), water (birth), and universe (truth). The software for the installation was built with Cinder. More information can be found on the project's blog.
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Concept, Music, Visuals & Programming: Aaron Sherwood
Concept, Design & Performance: Kiori Kawai
Visuals & Programming: Mike Allison
Architect: Xuedi Chen
Lead Build: John Capogna
Video: Tomochika Yano, Kaetsu Motomitsu
Photo: Momo Nakayama
Special thanks building team: Jack Kalish, Alexandra Diracles, Andy Sigler, Jun Kawai, Yusuke Danbara, Sarah Rothberg, Yotam Mann, Anne-Marie Lavigne, Adam Quinn, Aaron Vazquez, Noah Zerkin
Made possible with generous support from Burning Man.