Ghosts, Underpants and Stars

In a very deliberate subversion Torafu Architects has encouraged children to break all the rules in its latest work for The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.

Ghosts, Underpants and Stars

The inexplicably titled Ghosts, Underpants and Stars is a haunted house constructed in a gallery context which encourages young visitors to run about, touch the exhibits, and make as much noise as they like.

Ghosts, Underpants and Stars

Torafu’s starting point was the idea of a painting’s gaze following visitors around a room.

Ghosts, Underpants and Stars

Then they thought about heads becoming disembodied, mirrors warping perspective, paintings coming alive and visitors becoming the paintings.

Ghosts, Underpants and Stars

Everything is controlled from a backstage room, which the children can access by stepping through frames and holes in the wall.

Ghosts, Underpants and Stars

Here they turn prankster and unleash hell on the next wave of unsuspecting children, contributing to a perpetual cycle of mild horror and horseplay.

Ghosts, Underpants and Stars

Ghosts Underpants and Stars runs until 8 September at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.

Ghosts, Underpants and Stars

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