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HAPPINESS: Featured Installation


Unveiled on April 11th at Aqua Studio NY
Traveling installation - look for upcoming features

 

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HAPPINESS: Featured Installation


Unveiled on April 11th at Aqua Studio NY
Traveling installation - look for upcoming features

 

OWN HAPPY
AN INSTALLATION ON OWNING HAPPINESS FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Boldly asking, "How do we find a deep inner happiness that is more than an inventory of fleeting moments and own it for ourselves?", TAPIN, in partnership with PLUX unveils its 2nd interactive installation in a collaborative series on human emotions.

Through life-sized light installations and visuals that illuminate the holistic experience of happiness, TAPIN creates a multi-sensory experience that fearlessly explores the deeper meaning of happiness.  This magical experience engages visitors through unique social interactions and activities, turning strangers into collaborators and viewers into artists, allowing them to transform their experience and the art itself. 

However you own happy, we invite you to tap in and collectively explore happiness from the inside out.  Join the global #ownhappy movement @wetapin and tell us how YOU "Own Happy" in your life. 

Special thanks to our creative partners, friends and host: PLUX, AQUA, ROTOBOOTH, SWEET LORENS, PATRICK NASH DESIGN

BACKGROUND

Starting by collaboratively outing their biggest fears in their first installation, “OUT FEAR. TAP IN: An Installation on Beating Fear to the Punch”, TAPIN continues their exploration of human emotions with “OWN HAPPY” to bring to life the holistic journey happiness offers. TAPIN takes the idea of happiness to a place where celebrating deep inner happiness is a full body experience that unlocks the full spectrum of human emotion.  More specifically, “owning happy” is having the power to choose how we feel, relishing the good with the bad, and most importantly, choosing when we own happiness for ourselves.

OWN HAPPY Animation (Time lapse video)

Happiness is the IN thing.  Books are being written about it, Pharrell is singing about it, countries are tracking it, everyone wants it.  But how do we Own Happy for ourselves?  The TAPIN Crew came together to figure out this very question through interactive discussion and visualization that helped us explore what happiness is for each of us at and capture how we embody it.  This video is a representation of what we did.

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Tap in to the power of your emotions


HOW CAN WE EXPOSE AND OWN OUR EMOTIONS ONCE AND FOR ALL? HOW DOES THIS GIVE US THE POWER TO LIVE MORE FREELY? 

TAPIN explores these questions by empowering ourselves to become the detective of our own feelings - unearthing the clues of what drives our emotions and solving the mystery of how to harness them for good. 

TAPIN is a community of creators who fearlessly dive deep into their emotions through discussions and collaborative experiences and bring them to life in art interactions for all to enjoy and explore. TAPIN seeks to make the world a more emotionally connected place for people to live free.  JOIN THE TAPIN MOVEMENT!

 

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Tap in to the power of your emotions


HOW CAN WE EXPOSE AND OWN OUR EMOTIONS ONCE AND FOR ALL? HOW DOES THIS GIVE US THE POWER TO LIVE MORE FREELY? 

TAPIN explores these questions by empowering ourselves to become the detective of our own feelings - unearthing the clues of what drives our emotions and solving the mystery of how to harness them for good. 

TAPIN is a community of creators who fearlessly dive deep into their emotions through discussions and collaborative experiences and bring them to life in art interactions for all to enjoy and explore. TAPIN seeks to make the world a more emotionally connected place for people to live free.  JOIN THE TAPIN MOVEMENT!

 

WE TAPIN. We expose emotions once and for all. We bring them out of hiding and take them into our awareness to feel and examine them carefully. We resist the urge to look away, knowing that our emotions belong to us and if we expose them before they hurt us, we are in ultimate control and live more empowered and free lives.
— TAPIN Mantra

WHAT IS TAPIN?

Shake hands with Fear, sit down for a chat with Reflection, get to know Anger, grab a bite to eat with Regret, and mingle with Happiness.  TAPIN engages participants in the unique power of life's strongest emotions through bold and playful interactive art installations.  Whether you are in the hustle of NYC, on the beaches of Rio, or in the cornfields of Nebraska, you are part of the TAPIN Movement. 

How we do it:

  • Pick an emotion we want to bring to life 
  • Meet up in crazy cool places around New York City (TAPIN Explorations)
  • Dive into the emotion through immersive interactions
  • Capture our experiences in video, photos and visuals
  • Create public art installations that allow people to see our journey
    with the emotion and join in to experience it for themselves! 

TAPIN challenges participants to delve into the highs and lows of what it means to be human. In doing so we realize we are not alone, build genuine relationships, and find real power to help us better understand the world and ourselves. Most importantly, we unlock the emotional barriers around our dreams and begin to live FREE.



STORY BEHIND TAPIN

My world broke on July 4, 2011. My dad – the most important person in the world to me – died suddenly on that day. He was my mentor, my friend, my spiritual teacher. And he was gone.  Forever. 

Books didn’t help me understand the depth of my grief.  People didn’t know how to approach or support me.  In order to deal with loss, I needed to find my own way of coping.  

By documenting my emotional journey through vivid photography, I found my way of healing and The Ashes Project (TAP) was born.  In sharing my journey with the world, people opened up about how they dealt with and overcame loss, and I learned I was not alone. 

TAPIN takes this experiment one step further, empowering others to expose their fears and own their emotional journeys, examining each feeling's intricacies and lessons one by one.  I know first-hand the freedom that comes from tapping in and really sitting with each emotion, resisting the urge to shy away.

TAPIN's mission is to help the world become a more emotionally connected place. TAPIN attempts to expose emotions once and for all, collectively stand to face them and courageously take action to feel through them.  TAPIN is about owning our emotional freedom, creating art in the process.

 - Anne Koller, Founder of The Ashes Project and Creator of TAPIN

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INSTALLATIONS


Join us in outing and owning emotions one by one in our public interactive installations throughout NYC.  Check out pics from previous installations and get a sneak peak into upcoming ones.

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INSTALLATIONS


Join us in outing and owning emotions one by one in our public interactive installations throughout NYC.  Check out pics from previous installations and get a sneak peak into upcoming ones.

 

 

See our series of interactive art installations on human emotions.

 

 

 

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FEAR: First Installation in the series


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FEAR: First Installation in the series


OUT FEAR. TAP IN.
AN INSTALLATION ON BEATING FEAR TO THE PUNCH

Friday the 13th of December 6-9pm 2013
First Street Green 
33 East 1st Street in Manhattan

Our ancestors' fears protected them, triggering the life-saving reaction of flight or fight.  Today this primal instinct remains in us and though it still protects us, fear can also hold us back.  See how the TAPIN crew and participants resisted the urge to ignore or fight fear and instead warmed up to it, named it and exposed their biggest fears in a larger-than-life video installation.  Watch the video installation and check out the photos from  the event.  And if you are really brave, out your biggest fear with us @wetapin #outfear.

One of the participants said of their experience: 

"I never could have imagined being so moved and connected to strangers around our fears.  Seeing everyone write their fears on the canvas, below the huge video projection of people sharing theirs, and noticing that we all shared many of the same fears, was such a deeply moving and empowering experience. I can't wait for the next event!"  

OUT FEAR VIDEO

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UPCOMING


Check what emotion we are tackling next in TAPIN's collaborative series of interactive installations on human emotions.

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UPCOMING


Check what emotion we are tackling next in TAPIN's collaborative series of interactive installations on human emotions.

COMING IN 2014

Our meet-ups will focus on diving in to each of these tasty emotions and organically creating interactive experiences for the world to take part in. 

  • The fire and flash of Anger
  • The freedom and jubilance of Joy
  • The anguish and transition of Despair

OUR LONGTERM VISION: TAPIN FULL EXHIBIT 
TAP IN TO YOUR EMOTIONS. ACTIVATE YOUR INVINCIBLE.

Our long term vision is to create an immersive sensory exhibit, designed by our community and a panel of progressive artists, to allow audiences to experience the raw sensations of life's deepest and most powerful emotions. 

Utilizing cutting edge technologies, provocative digital, visual and tactile installations, each room of this exhibit will embody the senses of each emotion we face as we triumph over the inevitable loss and fear we face in our lives.  Imagine smelling despair, hearing anger, tasting joy, and seeing freedom.  The TAPIN exhibit provides space to subjectively embrace these sensations while objectively understanding them.  We have already begun curating art for each emotion and are excited to partner with artists and organizations to see our ultimate vision become real.  

Contact us if you are interested in participating or sponsoring this exhibit at wetapin@thetapin.org

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JOIN US


Join us in creating emotionally moving art.   WE are the art installation.

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JOIN US


Join us in creating emotionally moving art.   WE are the art installation.

COLLABORATE. CONTRIBUTE. CATALYZE.

1. COLLABORATE WITH US

Are you an artist able to bring intangible ideas, concepts, emotions to life? 
Are you an individual, group or business owner who wants to have a TAPIN in your community? 
Do you want to tell us how you "TAPIN"? 

2.  CONTRIBUTE TO THE CONVO

Like us on Facebook: TAPIN
Follow us on Twitter: @wetapin
Watch us on Youtube: TAPIN
See pics from our installations on Instagram: @WeTapin #wetapin

 

3. CATALYZE THE MOVEMENT 

Donations allow TAPIN to  continue to bring emotions to life in art interactions for all to enjoy and explore. Thank you in advance for your support!

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