Unite / Move around / Workings

Photo by ANZAÏ


About the artwork

I proposed that shelves hung from 20 robot cars circulating around a structure attached to the ceiling be loaded with Koshihikari rice and folk craft items and set to float slowly around the shop. This retail infrastructure was combined with a mechanism for growing plants that would share the orbital structure on the ceiling. Tightly bound together, the two form a single work of art. While they are utterly different, they share the same orbital structure and repeat the same circular movements. At each branching point, the robot cars interact with each other, determing the direction each takes. Their articulation of time and space define a landscape, an important element in this work. It is important that these coexist without any logical or genetic connection. There is no center. Each encounter gives rise to a new phenomenon, a new story, which spreads, now growing more dense, now thinner, util at last something starts again.


Artwork no. D056
Production year 2003
Opening hours 10:00-17:00 (Last entry is at 16:30)
Admission Adult JPY 600 or Special ticket
Closed Wednesday
Area Matsudai
Village Matsudai
Open dates Full year
Venue Matsudai Nobutai, Matsudai 3743-1, Tokamachi-city, Niigata
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