hidemi nishida studio floats giant bubbles over party in LA hidemi nishida studio floats giant bubbles over party in LA
dec 11, 2013

hidemi nishida studio floats giant bubbles over party in LA

hidemi nishida studio floats giant bubbles over party in LA
all images courtesy of hidemi nishida studio




covering an entire ceiling with plastic bubbles, japanese artist hidemi nishida studio created a floaty and interactive environment for the VIP kick off party for FYF fest 2013 at mack sennett studios in los angeles. the immersive installation, ‘fragile occupancy cloud’ filled the 4700 sq. foot venue with multiple bulbous forms, completely transforming the space. the ‘clouds’ varied in height, with the distance from the floor to the bottom of the bubbles creating an undulating effect across the room. the lowest inflatable sat around 6 feet above ground level, while the highest reached about 13 feet in the air. bobbing throughout the venue, the transparent volumes were able to be touched by party goers, moving them in a wave-like motion. a bar area and concert stage were situated beneath the plastic structures, with their changing density helping to characterize and define these different zones. enhancing the interactive experience, the luminous surfaces’ color and brightness levels reacted to the music played on the stage during the party.



the interactive installation ‘fragile occupancy cloud’



the ceiling over the audience filled with floating plastic bubbles



the inflatable structures were hung at varying heights across the venue



the large bulbous forms changed their color and luminosity according to the music played



the differing volumes undulated across the space



view showing the bar area, where the bubbles were used to help define the space



detail of their transparent surface



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