by Ariadna Zierold
Japanese media artist Nobumichi Asai awes and teases our senses with his face-mapped video projections and shape-shifting holograms. Asai is a projection mapping producer and technical director who mixes his science background and artistic skills to create original and innovative works.
One of his most recent work is the projection mapping project “Omote”. Omote is a Japanese word for face, or a mask, which is considered as a mirror of the human soul. Performers of Japan’s classical musical plays often use Omote masks to express a multitude of dramatic emotions, which is explored and realized through the integration of state of the art technology and Japanese art.