On Dec. 21st, a floating head of a middle-aged man appeared in the skies above the city of Utsunomiya, which is located approximately 60 miles to the north of Tokyo.
A city just over 60 miles north of Tokyo, there floats what looks like the head of a gigantic middle-aged man, a phenomenon that’s caused quite a stir among the locals. At nearly 50 feet long and 23 feet wide, it first appeared over the dry Kinugawa riverbed on the afternoon of December the 14. It is scheduled to make another appearance on December 20, this time right in the heart of the city of Utsunomiya, over Nishiki Elementary School.
This is actually the latest art installation by a group called “Me” which means ‘eye’ or ‘eyes’ in Japanese and courtesy of the Utsunomiya Museum of Art.
The group had set up a booth to photograph people and out of the 218 photos taken, Haruka Kojin, a member of the group “Me” chose this one, because it resembled a man she’d met in a dream once.
The balloon installation measures almost 50 feet in length and 23 feet in width.
The floating head project was created from the simple idea of allowing people to enjoy works of art outside of a gallery setting, and also as a way of fostering communication and exchange. The “Middle-Aged-Guy in the Sky Day” project was proposed last year by the modern art team called “Me” which means “eye” or “eyes”.
Another eerie or artistic addition is that the disembodied head also glows at night, Huffpost reported.