I symbolized a museum, the culture birthplace, with light.
Sharp lighting is turned to the sky at the entrance with crossing concrete beams. (Architecture by Kisho Kurokawa.) Furthermore, silhouettes of front trees of Museum and green transmission by the backlight are spread.
My work“Ground”is a space that has been created into a device, which captures gramma rays that are radiated from underground before then converting then into light. During an earthquake swarm, the electromagnetic waves that are radiated from the strata activate the air and then emit light, in a way that is similar to an aurora that is created by the solar winds.
The heavens and the earth are the sources of countless radial rays that possess the temporal settings of the past. For us human beings that exist in the space in between heaven and earth,‘ground’not considered chaotic, but functions as a‘background’whereby we can look closely at our own state of being.
TAKURO OSAKA Exhibition POLA MUSEUM ANNEX TOKYO 6 Nov – 28 Nov 2006
-Perpendicular-2002 Although I’m nothing but a mediator to visualize a natural phenomena, through this activity I indulges myself in contemplation. Even I sometimes experience that an uneasiness feeling which we feel before an unpredictable light cycle will change to an easiness feeling. I suppose the reason is that we feel the existence of the space, but moreover, we feel the meaning or the will for our existence though the work. In the work “Perpendicular”, I have made a situation that spectators can face to the energy lines. Those 256 red LED disappear as soon as the cosmos light reaches to them.
-Parallel-2002 Audience is led to an adjacent room through a small square tunnel opening to a red-colored room. There, they will find a darkened space with two mirrors, one on the ceiling and the other on the floor, to invite them to the world of infinite reflection. They are enclosed within blue gleaming beams infinitely stretching high upwards and deep downward. One event triggers a totally contrary consequence, but one is not allowed to see the two opposing phenomena simultaneously. The universe inherently has such structural contradiction.
-Parallel-2002 Audience is led to an adjacent room through a small square tunnel opening to a red-colored room. There, they will find a darkened space with two mirrors, one on the ceiling and the other on the floor, to invite them to the world of infinite reflection. They are enclosed within blue gleaming beams infinitely stretching high upwards and deep downward.
One event triggers a totally contrary consequence, but one is not allowed to see the two opposing phenomena simultaneously. The universe inherently has such structural contradiction.
COSMOS is a work of art that casts light onto the escalator hall of New Tokyo International Airport. During the day, the space is filled with colorful beams, as the sunbeam and lights from dicromirror mix with one another.
Every half hour, the shade on windows falls, to prompt a spectacle of light and sound.
Four different spectacles are presented each day: for morning, for afternoon, for evening and for night.
The common theme is the magnificent universe that sprawls from the earth to the cosmos.
When remains of a human body are cremated, the Human Genom-chromosome that contains information unique to the particular human being-is discharged and travels into the air.
Through the window-long and narrow (20 cm X 4m) with the stripe-pattern comprising from prism and polarizing glass, symbolizing disposition of genes-rainbow-colored beams penetrate and project themselves onto the walls of escalator halls.
The beams shift, constantly throughout the year, according to the change in position between the earth and the sun.
Photo by Kazumasa Sako
2002 North Yokohama Funeral Hall (Architect:Minoru Takeyama)
Dichroic color filters change light colors through them upon an incidence angle of light.
Color shadow through filters always change with movement and seasonal altitude of daylight. In the night-time, more than 20 programs are available by using artificial light, which brings the effects of transmission, reflection and refraction.
The earth is protected from the sun wind, radiation and ultraviolet rays. They are weaken the magnetic field and the atmosphere. When they reach to the ground, the cosmic ray is not an exception and turns into muon without harm for life.
Thin and blue atmosphere has protected lives as the skin of the earth from the past to the present.
A sensor of plastic scintillator has been set up in this gallery to visualize the cosmic ray. The cosmic ray falls on the earth from the cosmos all the time.
Green light-emitting diodes (“LED”) go out when plastic scintillator reacts to the cosmic ray, and their silhouettes remain. After a while, LED gradually begins to radiate their light. A thousand of LED repeat going on and off because countless cosmic rays come flying to our surroundings.
Birth and disappearance of the cosmos and lives are expressed in this work by using. The cosmic rays coming from explosion of supernovas. My intention is to tell about the world newly opened by science to people’s mind from an artistic point of view.
L’OREAL Prize (L’OREAL Art and Science Foundation)
*Scintillator, photomal, amplifier, LED, neon, cloth for tent.
Photo by Kazumasa Sako
“Appearance and Disappearance” 1998 GALLERY KOBAYASHI (Tokyo Ginza)
This sculpture of a wind has wings of some polarized light glasses and prisms. Polarized light glass has opposite colors of transmission light and reflection light. The sculpture gives off different color with daylight and artificial light.
These industrial parts, one of the local products of Ota Ward, Tokyo, were corrected in public from factories. They are hung in the space of a stairwell in the ward office. This display consists of eight hundred thirty-six parts classified in one hundred three items.
We can see this display closely from third floor to ninth floor.
Brilliancy of technology is shown with a top part of rocket, a radar cover of jumbo jet, two propellers of YS11, many parts of cars etc. This is a time capsule for the future, and also, it is the cosmos.
*Display Design Excellent Work Prize and Special Prize (Japan Display Design Association)