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2015

work: das Licht (Panorama) | 2015 | Size=470x1500x180cm | Material=Woods and salt | Venue=Galerie zur Matze (Brig, SWITZERLAND) | Photo=Thomas Andenmatten

The installation at the ex-stockroom of salt.
A horizontal line of light runs through the space and there is "landscape" made of 1t of salt in the line.
The "landscape" was made by 100 local children in 4 days workshop.

  • das Licht (Panorama) 2015
  • das Licht (Panorama) 2015
  • das Licht (Panorama) 2015
  • das Licht (Panorama) 2015
  • das Licht (Panorama) 2015
  • das Licht (Panorama) 2015

work: das Licht (Geist) | 2015 | Size=210x140x950cm | Material=Woods and projector | Venue=Galerie zur Matze (Brig, SWITZERLAND) | Photo=Thomas Andenmatten

More than 200 photos of light in Brig are projected on the wall.
The light comes through the slits at the top and bottom of the wall.
When people go across the light, their shadows can be seen from the slits too.

  • das Licht (Geist) 2015
  • das Licht (Geist) 2015
  • das Licht (Geist) 2015
  • das Licht (Geist) 2015
  • das Licht (Geist) 2015
  • das Licht (Geist) 2015

work: das Licht (W.D.) | 2015 | Size=Dimension variable | Material=Woods | Venue=Gastatelier (Brig, SWITZERLAND) | Photo=Thomas Andenmatten

The installation at the atelier of Willi Dreesen who died in 2013.
People can see his drwaings from the window outside and also can feel the light or sound of outside through his drwaings inside of the atelier.
The Renaissance theorist Leon Battista Alberti regarded painting as "open window (finestra aperta)" in his book "De pictura"(1435).
This installation shows the elements beyond representation or perspective of painting with the real "open window".

  • das Licht (W.D.) 2015
  • das Licht (W.D.) 2015
  • das Licht (W.D.) 2015
  • das Licht (W.D.) 2015
  • das Licht (W.D.) 2015
  • das Licht (W.D.) 2015

work: Raum | 2015 | Size=Dimension variable | Material=Vases,cup and water | Venue=Pavilion (Brig, SWITZERLAND)

A cup of water comes out from cracks of vases. Their outlines are expanded.

  • Raum 2015
  • Raum 2015
  • Raum 2015
  • Raum 2015
  • Raum 2015
  • Raum 2015

work: Raum | 2015 | Size=86x32x38cmx2 | Material=Chairs, vases, glass plates and water | Venue=Schloss Leuk (Leuk, SWITZERLAND)

A moment when the outline of daily life melts like a leak.

  • Raum 2015
  • Raum 2015
  • Raum 2015
  • Raum 2015
  • Raum 2015

work: Frülingslied | 2015 | Size=Dimension variable | Material=Containers, Plexiglass, Nylon string and Snow water | Venue=ZeughausKultur(Brig, SWITZERLAND)

Snow water drops from the container on top to bottom and it plays tiny 'spring song'.

  • Frülingslied 2015
  • Frülingslied 2015
  • Frülingslied 2015
  • Frülingslied 2015
  • Frülingslied 2015
  • Frülingslied 2015
  • Frülingslied 2015
  • Frülingslied 2015

2014

curation: A Sense of Mapping | 2014 | Artists=Ayako Matsumoto, Yuma Yamashiro | Venue=Gallery PARC (Kyoto, JAPAN) | Photo=Gallery PARC、Takateru Kusaki

Selected curation in 'Gallery PARC Art Competition 2014'.
Everyone has their own sense of mapping. We reach to the destination with original mark in the real world and each mark is different from other's.
Works of Ayako Matsumoto and Yuma Yamashiro remain us our premitive sense of mapping.
We also referred various aspects of painting through the displyay.
We displayed Matsumoto's works vertically and Yamashiro's works horizontally in the first term. We reversed the display in the second term.

  • A Sense of Mapping 2014
  • A Sense of Mapping 2014
  • A Sense of Mapping 2014
  • A Sense of Mapping 2014
  • A Sense of Mapping 2014
  • A Sense of Mapping 2014
  • A Sense of Mapping 2014
  • A Sense of Mapping 2014
  • A Sense of Mapping 2014
  • A Sense of Mapping 2014
  • A Sense of Mapping 2014

2013

work: Ame-Tsuchi(visitor) | 2013 | Size=Dimension variable | Material=Cups, aluminium plates, cables and rain | Venue=VADE MECVM.(Osaka, JAPAN) | Photo=Nobutada Omote

Rain drops from the cup on top to bottom as relay like a leak of daily lives

  • Ame-Tsuchi(visitor) 2013
  • Ame-Tsuchi(visitor) 2013
  • Ame-Tsuchi(visitor) 2013
  • Ame-Tsuchi(visitor) 2013
  • Ame-Tsuchi(visitor) 2013
  • Ame-Tsuchi(visitor) 2013

work: Ame-Tsuchi(departure) | 2013 | Size=7.5x15x15cm | Material=ink jet print, acrylic and rain | Venue=VADE MECVM.(Osaka, JAPAN) | Photo=Nobutada Omote

Rain evaporated by solar heat covers the surface of acrylic dome.

  • Ame-Tsuchi(departure) 2013
  • Ame-Tsuchi(departure) 2013

work: Ame-Tsuchi(emergence) | 2013 | Size=15x15x15cm | Material=acrylic, aluminum, stainless steel, electric heater and rain | Venue=VADE MECVM.(Osaka, JAPAN) | Photo=Nobutada Omote

Rain evaporated by electric heater covers the surface of acrylic dome.

  • Ame-Tsuchi(emergence) 2013
  • Ame-Tsuchi(emergence) 2013
  • Ame-Tsuchi(emergence) 2013

work: Words of the Wind and the Rain | 2013 | Size=Dimension variable | Material=Woods, Acrylic, coins, papers, found objects, rain and wind | Venue=the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia (Moscow, RUSSIA) | Text=Yo Hamada

The domes that contain the rain in Japan are settled on the table.
Wind-bells made of found objects in Russian market and 5 yen coins are hung from the ceiling.
Text written by Yo Hamada who is the comparative religion researcher is on the papers of wind-bells.
To keep the rain pool that disappears and the wind that passes through.

  • Words of the Wind and the Rain 2013
  • Words of the Wind and the Rain 2013
  • Words of the Wind and the Rain 2013
  • Words of the Wind and the Rain 2013
  • Words of the Wind and the Rain 2013
  • Words of the Wind and the Rain 2013

2012

work: visitor | 2012 | Size=Dimension variable | Material=A red thread | Venue=Jokaiso (Aichi, JAPAN) | Photo=Yohei Sasakura

A red thread sews crevices of the house. It is like a draft which connects time and space.

  • visitor 2012
  • visitor 2012
  • visitor 2012
  • visitor 2012
  • visitor 2012

work: untitled (20111024-20121014) | 2011-2012 | Size=8x4.5x4.5cm | Material=Bins which contains air and rain for a week | Venue=Jokaiso and Art Lab Aichi (Aichi, JAPAN) | Photo=Yohei Sasakura


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  • untitled (20111024-20121014) Untitled(24102011-14102012) 2011-2012
  • untitled (20111024-20121014) Untitled(24102011-14102012) 2011-2012
  • untitled (20111024-20121014) Untitled(24102011-14102012) 2011-2012
  • untitled (20111024-20121014) Untitled(24102011-14102012) 2011-2012

curation: utsusemi & utakata | 2012 | Artists=Ryosuke Imamura, Yui Usui, Makoto Ofune, Jun Koshino, Yohei Kondo, Shuko Terada, Minoru Morikawa, Taizo Mori | Venue=Jokaiso and Art Lab Aichi (Aichi, JAPAN) | Cooporation=Jokaiso Maintenance and Reproduction Committee & ArtLab Aichi | Support=Shiseido & Nomura Foundation | Photo=Yohei Sasakura

This exhibition was held in Jokaiso built about 80 years ago in Komaki Aichi prefecture JAPAN.
The title 'utsusemi' means human living in this present and empty shell of cicada in Japanese and it expresses ephemerality.
This exhibition includes eight artists living in this present and their works are just like empty shells, in the sense that they are modest and inexpressive, and are blended of the space surrounding them, functioning as a kind of catalyst.
It is more about what the artworks give the viewers access to, than what the artworks actually are.
The artworks have become, so to speak, empty shells without entity.
Furthermore, various synergistic effects were seen because the venue has long unoccupied, or has become utsusemi itself.
Visitors could notice of every beautiful detail of this house and its rich history when they wandered all over the place, looking at the artworks scattered around.
Another exhibition 'utakata' (means babble) was held at ArtLab Aich located in Nagoya at the same time.
Talk event with Fuminori Akiba who is a researcher of aesthetics was held as well and the contents are recorded in the catalogue of this exhibition in the end.

  • from 'utsusemi' 2012
  • from 'utsusemi' 2012
  • from 'utsusemi' 2012
  • from 'utsusemi' 2012
  • from 'utsusemi' 2012
  • from 'utsusemi' 2012
  • from 'utsusemi' 2012
  • from 'utsusemi' 2012
  • from 'utsusemi' 2012
  • from 'utsusemi' 2012
  • from 'utakata' 2012
  • from 'utakata' 2012
  • catalogue of 'utsusemi' 2012
  • catalogue of 'utsusemi' 2012

work: The Limited and The Unlimited | 2012 | Size=395x355x490cm | Material=Woods, wall paper and penciles | Venue=Gallery Fleur | Text=Yo HAMADA | Photo=Nobutada OMOTE

This is the space to feel the light, air and sound from the window behind the wall through the slit running on the top(ame) and bottom(tsuchi) of the wall.
Comparative Religion Researcher Yo Hamada’s text ‘The Limited and The Unlimited’ is written on the backside of ‘Ame-Tsuchi’.
The atmosphere of the reader goes through the slit of the wall.

  • The Limited and The Unlimited 2012
  • The Limited and The Unlimited 2012
  • The Limited and The Unlimited 2012
  • The Limited and The Unlimited 2012
  • The Limited and The Unlimited 2012
  • The Limited and The Unlimited 2012

collaboration: ivy sneaker | 2012 | Material=Leather and shoelaces | collaborator=NO(http://www.noshoes.biz)

Collavboration with a shoe brand NO. I made halls with soldering iron on shoes. Two shoelaces run on a shoe like ivy.

  • ivy sneaker 2012
  • ivy sneaker 2012
  • ivy sneaker 2012

2011

work: konata | 2011 | Size=240x400x200cm | Material=Steel and colours | Venue=Tokiwa Museum Open Air Sculpture Exhibition Site (Yamaguchi, JAPAN)

Winning piece in 24th UBE Biennale.
The light from the lake before the site comes through many halls on this sculpture.
Besides, you can also see the landscape through the halls.
This is the sculpture as a wall that separates ‘here’ and ‘there’ and connects them softly at the same time.

  • konata 2011
  • konata 2011
  • konata 2011
  • konata 2011

work: Silencer | 2011 | Size=287x365x216cm | Material=Woods and colour | Venue=studio90 (Kyoto, JAPAN) | Photo=Nobutada OMOTE

This is the space to feel the light, air and sound from the window behind the wall through the slit running on the top(ame) and bottom(tsuchi) of the wall.
You could also see the backside of ‘Ame-Tsuchi’ from the window and find Etsutomu Kasihara’s Painting (Silencer).
The face of this work could be reversed.

  • Silencer 2011
  • Silencer 2011
  • Silencer 2011
  • Silencer 2011
  • Silencer 2011

2010

work:Wait For The Rain Falls | 2010 | Size=Dimension variable | Material=LED lights, 100 containers and weather for 100 days | Venue=studio90 (Kyoto, JAPAN) | Photo=Nobutada OMOTE

I put one container outside before I sleep and repeated it for 100 days.
Those containers are placed as grid like calendar.
100th day was the final day of exhibition.
Viewer saw these with only lights above some containers that contained rain.

  • Wait For The Rain Falls 2010
  • Wait For The Rain Falls 2010
  • Wait For The Rain Falls 2010
  • Wait For The Rain Falls 2010
  • Wait For The Rain Falls 2010

work:tashika | 2010 | Size=330x980x353cm | Material=Woods, wall paper and found objects under the building | Venue=Kyoto Art Center (Kyoto, JAPAN) | Photo=Nobutada OMOTE

Selected in ‘Open Competition Kyoto Art Center 2010’.
1cm slit runs straightly on 10m-long-wall of the gallery.
You can see what was carried out from under the building through the slit.
You can find out the history of Kyoto Art Center as former elementary school.

  • tashika 2010
  • tashika 2010
  • tashika 2010
  • tashika 2010
  • tashika 2010

work: 22122009 | 2009-2010 | Size=25x33cmx6 | Material=Gelatin silver print | Venue=Kyoto Art Center (Kyoto, JAPAN) | Photo=Nobutada OMOTE

22nd December 2009. The winter solstice. The day when the sunlight becomes the weakest of the year.
I took the light with pin hole camera for 24 hours through the airway under the windows of the corridor.
The light is actually so weak but it becomes certain light source lighting the darkness under the building.
Each photo was displayed on each window above the site where each image was taken.

  • 22122009 2009-2010
  • 22122009 2009-2010
  • 22122009 2009-2010

-2008

work: kanochi | 2008 | Size=242x365x340cm | Material=found objects under the building, woods | Venue=studio90 (Kyoto, JAPAN)

Viewer could enter the inside only from the narrow entrance.
There was 1cm & 360°straight slit inside.
You could see sands and stones from the thin slit.
Those were lifted up from under the studio.

  • kanochi 2008
  • kanochi 2008
  • kanochi 2008
  • kanochi 2008
  • kanochi 2008

collaboration: kanochi(proposal) | 2008 | Size=300x300x300 | Material=Earth, strong styrene foam and stucco | Collaborator=Masayuki Nakahata

Proposal for '23rd UBE Biennale' and finalist of the model. Collaboration with an architect Masayuki Nakahata.
You can see the rolling landscape insaide through the 360°slit on the cube.
This wonder landscape is made as the result of the structure to make 360°slit.

  • kanochi(proposal) 2008
  • kanochi(proposal) 2008
  • kanochi(proposal) 2008
  • kanochi(proposal) 2008

work: sanctuary | 2007 | Size=Dimension variable | Material=Earth & water from River Thames | Chelse College of Art and Design (London, UK)

I made countless my thumb cast with earth & water from River Thames.
All of them were destroyed by myself at the end.

  • sanctuary 2007
  • sanctuary 2007
  • sanctuary 2007
  • sanctuary 2007
  • sanctuary 2007

work: Perfect World | 2007 | Size=14x10x10cm | Material=Earth & water from River Thames and container| Chelse College of Art and Design (London, UK)

The mud ball with earth & water from River Thames.
The evaporated water appears as if the mud ball breathes.

  • Perfect World 2007

work: erasing | 2003-2004 | Size=Dimension variable | Material=paper, 100 pencils, 100 erasers and TV | Venue=7-23 gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN)

I painted the 10m-roll-paper with 100 pencils and I erased it with 100 erasers

  • erasing 2003-2004
  • erasing 2003-2004
  • erasing 2003-2004
  • erasing 2003-2004