Ascension is an art installation screened on the LED façade of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the highest building in the world. Inspired by this soaring skyscraper, Ascension explores a rhythmical journey from the core of the earth to the universe and beyond. The colourful story begins with lava which ascends the structure through layers of minerals, deep sea, sand, buildings, mountains and sky and illuminates the whole building and the night sky. The graphical elements in each scene give rhythm to the animation, which corresponds to that of the earth.This piece was exhibited for Dubai Design Week 2016.

Creation: Yusuke Murakami + Tangent
Animation: Yusuke Murakami
Music: Tangent