Pixar 30 Years of Animation | Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
This past February we took off on an incredible adventure to Tokyo, Japan. Before I dive into the specifics of our trip, in this post I wanted to share a little bit about why we were there!
My wonderfully talented husband, Chris, has been traveling around the world over the last 8 years for work. Installing a technology piece, which is only a small piece of a much larger exhibit, Pixar 30 Years of Animation. I love to travel, so I try to tag along on as many of these trips as possible. Not only is it amazing to experience new places and new cultures together, but it is so special to see my husband’s hard work on display for thousands of people to enjoy. This time around our best friends even joined us. Not only was it our first time in Japan but this would be their first time seeing the exhibit, which made for a very memorable experience all around!
The exhibition features artwork from all of Pixar’s films, in its various stages of production. The styles of art range from sketches, to watercolors, to sculptures, paintings, mixed media and much more. It’s so incredible to see the conceptual artwork and the influence it has on the film, it really is awe inspiring! The talent of those artists is absolutely mind blowing.
On a day to day basis Chris is an audio & video engineer, but on these trips his job is to install an immersive media piece called the Artscape. The Artscape employs several projectors, blended together, to produce an image 30 feet wide by 8 feet tall. An array of speakers and LED’s hang in the darkness above while the show takes you on an 18 min journey through the art of Pixar. It is breathtaking!
We wandered through the museum completely overjoyed and filled with inspiration. Observing people as they discussed the art, many standing in awe as they slowly made their way through the gallery, viewing each piece. One of the many highlights was watching people tear up as they experienced the Artscape. If you ever have the opportunity to see the exhibit, I highly recommend it.
Below are a few iphone images (don’t judge) from the opening night!