Impy Pilapil is a multimedia artist – sculptor, serigraphist, muralist, and stage designer… (read more)

Into a world of dreams and color

Tokyo captivates the senses, inundating me with a torrent of thoughts and words brimming with excitement. The city’s allure lies in its remarkable fusion of ancient traditions and ultra-modern marvels—a harmonious coexistence rarely witnessed in our 21st-century lives. Tokyo is truly a world of its own.

Since the early 1990s, the colossal moving advertising boards adorning the facades of buildings in Ginza have made digital art a norm. It was here that I first recognized the extraordinary possibilities that lay in this realm. However, it wasn’t until 2007 that I stumbled upon Yoko Ono’s awe-inspiring light sculpture, Imagine Peace Tower—a heartfelt tribute to John Lennon. What struck me the most was not just the sheer brilliance of her concept, but also the remarkable engineering that underpinned it. Nestled in Reykjavik, Iceland, the sculpture relies on geothermal energy, aligning with an environmentally responsible plan to illuminate it during specific times of the year. Being aware of this innovative masterpiece, I became certain that even more groundbreaking digital light projections would emerge in the future.