Ground, Water, Cosmos

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The themes of this work are the earth, veins of water, ecological systems, and the cosmos, a world with vertical expansion. Energies are emitted from the ground and the cosmos. When an earthquake occurs, radiation that emits light in the sky is produced underground; cosmic rays are produced by huge explosions (supernovas) when stars are born and die. The neutrino is an example. Since the birth of the universe, a vast quantity of cosmic rays has run beyond time and space. We do not know whether cosmic rays captured by light were recently emitted by the sun or generated eons ago. It is clear, however, that we are watching fragments of time. When the sensor inside of the Echigo-Matsunoyama Museum of Natural Science detects cosmic rays, of which more than 200 travel through our bodies pre second, blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) installed inside the tower light up the wall on the upper part of the tower, and the red LEDs in the water are simultaneously extinguished. That reminds us that the same cause can generate opposite phenomena in space. My aim was to create a space in which visitors can feel the oneness of Matsunoyama's earth and water and the cosmos as a whole.

Artist

Takuro Osaka

Japan

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  • artwork no.

    Y022

  • year of
    production

    2003

  • time

    9:00-17:00 (Last entry is at 16:30)

  • price

    Adult JPY 500 or ETAT Passport or Special ticket

  • rest

    Tuesday(or Wednesday in case Tuesday is a national holiday)

  • area

    Matsunoyama

  • village

    Kyororo

  • map code

    298059523*42

  • relation site

    http://www.matsunoyama.com/kyororo/

  • period of the artwork

    Full year

  • address or detailed place

    kyororo(1712-2, Matsuguchi, Matsunoyama, Tokamachi-City, Niigata)

  • other information

    025-595-8311

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