Nobumichi Asai "INORI - PRAYER"


Nobumichi Asai turns his face projection mapping skills to an intimate and collaborative piece. This latest work comes by Asai collaborating with the Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory at the University of Tokyo, dance duo AyaBambi, and creative production team TOKYO. Nobumichi Asai, of WOW Inc., is a technical director and media artist who ensnares his audience with intricate face projection mapping. He is recently noted for his work with Lady Gaga at the Grammys 2016, entitled “Connected Colors”. For such a short video, the team developed a careful and comprehensive story to tie the elements of performance and technology together. Asai notes his inspiration to the idea of radioactivity, stating, “[Radioactivity] wields destructive power, and from that brings ‘death’, ‘suffering’, and ‘sadness’. And then, the ‘opportunity’ to overcome those things.”