Hakanai is an interactive installation like no other, as the images are on-stage animations that move in physical patterns according to the rhythm of the live sounds that they follow. In the Japanese language, Hakanai refers to that which is temporary / fragile, evanescent / transient, and in this case, something set between dreams as well as reality. Continue reading for a video and more information.
“While widely associated with nature, the term is now often used to elicit an intangible aspect of the human condition and its precariousness. It encompasses two elements: that concerning the human being as well as that related to dreams. This symbolic relationship is the foundation of the dance composition in which a dancer gives life to a space somewhere between the borders of imagination and reality, through her interactions with the images she encounters,” according to Twisted Sifter.