Eiko Ishioka

Soul Burst

Eiko Ishioka

"HARMONIZE YOUR EXTERNAL APPEARANCE WITH YOUR INNERMOST THOUGHTS. THE HARMONY BETWEEN THE TWO IS HOW AN INDIVIDUAL BECOMES AN INDIVIDUAL." That's a rule on Ai Wei Wei's 2022 manifesto for life and creativity. Famed production designer, Eiko Ishioka, seemed to understand the soul's constant imbalance, and designs like the heart is hemorrhaging out of the skin's pores in a cloth bloom, or walling the character's in the scapes of their own dreams.