By now, you may have heard the name Natsumi Hayashi. She’s the sweet-looking Japanese girl who sparked a worldwide “levitating” craze back in 2011. Our first post about her series went viral, flying through the web, as it was shared over a million times. Around this time last year, we put up a new post, sharing her continually creative works. Her spectacularly timed self-portraits only seemed to get more and more interesting.
We’re happy to announce that Natsumi is now preparing for her very first solo, large scale exhibition in Japan. Titled “Today’s Levitation,” it will open on March 26 at the Spiral Garden in Aoyama, Tokyo and will run until March 31. The exhibition will showcase a selection of Hayashi’s works with a focus on several new pieces (which Natsumi gave us sneak peek privileges to). The images will be blown up in scale, measuring a whopping 6x9m or about 20 feet by 30 feet, which promises to get viewers an engaging and immersive experience.
As Natsumi wrote to us, “I am so excited about configuring the huge 30-foot width prints! I would really like to show the prints to you if you could be in Tokyo!”
Above photo credit: Today’s Levitation: Vietnam Wacoal Corp., Bien Hoa, Vietnam, @Natsumi Hayashi, Courtesy MEM
Today’s Levitation 05/07/2011, @Natsumi Hayashi, Courtesy MEM
Today’s Levitation 06/01/2011, @Natsumi Hayashi, Courtesy MEM
Today’s Levitation 06/15/2011(3D), Natsumi Hayashi, Courtesy MEM
Today’s Levitation 05/13/2011, Natsumi Hayashi, Courtesy MEM