In April 2022, it is with great sadness that get-it.studio learned of the imminent dismantling and destruction of the Nakagin Capsule Tower. This magnificent building has continuously inspired and nurtured his imagination. It embodies a retro-futuristic vision of the world, the many iterations of which have left a lasting impression on dystopian and sci-fi imagery. Its importance goes beyond its ideological structure, and despite its removal from metropolitan Tokyo, it deserves to be celebrated.
So get-it.studio Ask yourself, what will happen to the Nakagin Capsule Tower’s recent and current tenants? What about their habitat, their imagination, and the dreams they had and still are, about the Metabolism architectural movement? How can the Nakagin Capsule Tower evolve into a new digital state?
Our intention was to capture this moment in time and develop an artistic project that asks these questions that will take a moment to consider our interpretation. With the disappearance of this architectural and cultural landmark, let the audience decide for themselves what we have gained and what we have lost.
“We created the Nakagin Capsule Memories project during our art residency at Almost Perfect in Tokyo.”
Established in October 2018, Almost Perfect is a short-term residency program for foreign creatives who want to come to Japan to learn, get inspired and showcase their work.
“In an increasingly anxiety-inducing environment, we feel an irrational need for optimism. We decided to tap into the codes of a past era to rekindle that enthusiasm and imagination that the present is lacking.”
- digital art
- concept development
- Art Residency
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