Japanese architect Arata Isozaki in collaboration with British-Indian sculptor Amish Kapoor has create “Arc Nova,” the world’s first mobile (inflatable) concert venue.
About the Project:
Japanese architect Arata Isozaki has teamed up with British-Indian sculptor Amish Kapoor to create “Arc Nova,” the world’s first mobile venue. The inflatable structure, which takes just 2 hours to inflate and can hold up to 500 people, will tour earthquake- and tsunami- ravaged areas of Tohuku, Japan, bringing hope and encouragement through the power of music.
Organizers of the Swiss Lucerne Festival explain, “The images of 11 March, 2011 have left their mark on all of us. With the Lucerne Festival Ark Nova Project we hope to give the people who are living with this situation something more than everyday pleasure. Combining different arts and cultures, this project is a fascinating symbiosis of architecture, design, folkloristic and classical music as well as music education.”
The first performance is scheduled for October 12th.