DESCRIPTION: Five modules with a rotation pipe compose this art work. Each of these pipes contains pebbles, iron, resin, seeds... Read More
Five modules with a rotation pipe compose
this art work.
Each of these pipes contains pebbles, iron,
resin, seeds and flower buds.
When people approach this art work, these
pipes begin to rotate in turn. The
contents of the pipe slide down in the pipe. At some point, the pipe loses its
support and falls. Then, there is a collision sound.
In this way, the mechanisms that use
rotation and gravity are the basic mechanisms that used for consumption and
energy production. Humans have used these mechanisms for a long time.
This art work was created at 2019
China-Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition and Residency in Guangzhou, Chine. Theme
of the AIR was to integrate environmental protection elements integrated into
When this art work detects a person, it
starts to rotate and makes a sound.
”Does it sound like a warning to you? Does it
sound like a blessing bell? ”
The art work asks me and you.
In Japan, there has been a device called
“Shishi-odoshi” using bamboo for a long time. This is an alarm device
protecting human living from the beast. It is said to have been made by a
Buddhist monk in Kyoto.
River water falls to one side of a
bamboo cylinder fixed like a seesaw.
Next, river water fills one side of the
After a while, the bamboo cylinder will
Then, water flows out and the bamboo
cylinder rotates quickly.
At that time, there will be a collision
sound with a fixed object.
This sound scares and drives away the beast.
The sound of construction was heard at
midnight in Guangzhou. I was thinking every night.
"Did the Buddhist monk wanted to sound
an alarm only against the beast?"
I decided that my theme of this AIR is to
think about whether the sound of construction is a warning or a blessing bell.
I enjoy the benefits of modern
infrastructure and convenient facilities and tools. Time is one-way.
Therefore, in this art work, the form of
power, the flow of time, and the operation sound are one-way. The starting
point of all movements is Human.
To express these, I used a motion sensor
system and made it start interactively.