I would like to provide a positive distraction to the audience by creating a space with lights, sounds and colors. My art installation will challenge conventions by combining traditional hand-made techniques with digital art media, specifically textile work with projection mapping. I believe that the art will evoke unexpected emotions. I want to gift my audience with a surprising experience that will appeal to all senses and inspire a therapeutic moment of serenity. My ultimate purpose is for the audience to engage with my art and use it as a pathway to meditation and reflection about their lives and their place in the world.
Mitsuko Nakagawa is a multimedia creator and an award-winning textile artist from Tokyo, Japan. Her textile work, made out of natural fibers by using a hand-felted technique, was shown at the Toyota headquarters building in Tokyo and received an award in the Material section at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. Her work was featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and on the cover of Interior Design Magazine. After running her textile studio in Tokyo for over 15 years, she changed her medium from textile art to media art. She received an MFA in textile design from the Rochester Institute of Technology; she is in the MFA program in Media Arts at Emerson College. In the program, she occasionally works as a production designer by using her textile design background as a specialist who can handle all kinds of materials and colors.