In April 2022, it is with great sadness that get-it.studio learned of the Nakagin Capsule Tower’s imminent dismantlement and destruction. This fantastic building has constantly stimulated and fed their imagination. It embodies a retro-futuristic vision of the world whose multiple iterations made a permanent mark on dystopian and sci-fi imagery. Its importance goes beyond its conceptual structure, and despite its removal from metropolitan Tokyo, it deserves to be celebrated.
Therefore get-it.studio ask themselves, what will become of the recent and current tenants of the Nakagin Capsule Tower? What of their habitat, their imagination, and the dreams they had and still have regarding the Metabolism Architectural Movement? How could 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 to whoever will take a moment to contemplate our interpretation. Let the spectator decide for herself what we have gained and lost with the disappearance of this architectural and cultural landmark.
"We created the Nakagin Capsule Memories Project during our art residency at Almost Perfect in Tokyo."
Founded in October 2018, Almost Perfect is a short-term residency program for foreign creatives who want to come to Japan to learn, be inspired, and display their work.
"In an increasingly anxiety-inducing climate, we feel an irrational need for optimism. We decided to tap into past era codes to rekindle the euphoria and fantasy that the present lacks."
- Digital Art
- Concept Development
- Art Residency
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