September 29 - November 4, 2018
"Hidden Senses" awarded
at Milan Design Week will be exhibited at Ginza Sony Park.
See, hear and feel Hidden Senses that inform your everyday life
whilst interacting with familiar objects in a contextual space
created by Sony Design.
Pick up the leaflet. Butterflies that should not exist will feel your presence and flutter about.
The two pieces of paper may seem like they are swaying in the breeze, but they are not actually moving. The lights and shadows depicted will draw the attention of those watching peacefully in the distance, and convey a gentle message. The paper will flutter at different levels of movement depending on your movements side to side.
Sit on the bench, lie down on the bench, or rock it like a see-saw. Doesn't it feel like there is water inside of it, or that you are moving on top of water?
This is a shelf that plays around with materials. The materials will change over time and by someone’s movement, and the white frame, which can be placed anywhere on the shelf, will display a video. This blurs the lines between reality and imagination.
Pick up the jug, and move as if to pour the water from the jug into the cup, while gently rocking it. Light, sound, and vibrations will work together to make you feel like water is being poured into the cup, when it does not actually exist.
Place your hand on the light and rock it gently back and forth. The light will act as a window into sceneries elsewhere.
Approach the dishes and try moving forward and backwards, and side to side. The ink will mix together and depict different patterns according to your movements, so that the pictures are constantly in flux and always new.
Try getting closer, then farther away from the photos depicted in the central area. The resolution of the photos will change depending on your distance from the photos. Our involuntary efforts as human beings to try to get a closer look at the photos, alter the photos themselves.
Select the name of a city with the cube, and the clock will depict the time for that city, and the photograph will change to depict that city's scenery. Imagine you are on a world trip, and take your thoughts to these various cities.
The display will take on its own size and angle of view that transcends the boundaries of the device. Turn the cube to the side, and various different displays will meld together, become blurred, or fill with light and turn into lighting, to become one with the space around it.
Touch the objects. You will be able to play music, alter the lights, and even move the shadows and photos, simply by touching these objects. Things in daily life become ON/OFF switches, activated by simple actions.
Who decided that lighting has to be fixed in one place? Here, the light will move towards the people, dividing and sharing itself to areas where it is needed, instead of the people moving towards the light.
The light filtering in through the tree will change shape according to the presence or non-presence of people, and their distance to the tree, providing a gentle depiction of information. What will the weather be like tomorrow?
Stand for a few seconds in front of the mirror. A moment in your daily life will become an illustration, and be saved on paper. The everyday act of looking into a mirror becomes a record, and a memory.