On January 16th, House of Vans Brooklyn hosts Metamorphosis, a one-day art collaboration that pairs artists Hisham Akira Bharoocha and Santtu Mustonen together to create an immersive, 40 foot floating tunnel featuring kinetic light animations. Created by the iconic skateboarding shoe and apparel company, House of Vans is an event space that has played hosts to parties, events, and art installations, and Metamorphosis is the first activation of 2016.
Hisham Akira Bharoocha is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work represents the images that meld together in the mind when one is meditating, dreaming, day dreaming, or going about their daily lives. Santtu Mustonen is a Finnish illustrator also based in Brooklyn, and he’s greatly inspired by organic patterns, natural science and movement. The two have paired to conceptualize an installation that comes to life as guests and a full line-up of musicians and dancers interact with the piece. The tunnel animations move faster or slower, depending on who’s triggering the effects, and morphs throughout the evening, giving a psychedelic experience reminiscent of a wormhole. The tunnel also features electronic drum pads that allow guests to engage first-hand with projections of the tunnel artwork.
Metamorphosis takes place Saturday, January 16th from 5PM to 2AM. RSVP are now open to what will be a pretty cool event. It’s open to all ages, but beverages provided by Goose Island, will only be available to 21+.