MYRKVIÐR – Karuizawa New Art Museum

Roughly 3km worth of nylon threads were spread around the entire gallery to form a reticulated structure. In the center of the room is a ring with a diameter of 1.2m equipped with a light source hanging from the ceiling, rotating at a speed of one revolution every minute. The light reflected off the nylon threads — like scars in the air — reacts to the movements of the light and visitors, moving quietly through the entire space. The interior alternates repeatedly between a state of brightness and darkness: the shadows cast on the walls by the nylon threads move across them at various speeds depending on the distance from the light source. Visitors view the work by going around the perimeter of the work while keeping close to the wall. <D.W>

展示室全体に約3km分のナイロン糸が立体網目状に張り巡らされている。室内中央には、光源が取り付けられた直径1.2mのリングが吊り下げられ、一周1分の速さで回転している。光の動きと鑑賞者の動きに反応し、ナイロン糸の反射光-空気の傷のようなもの-が、空間内全体を静かに移動していく。室内の明と暗が繰り返され、壁面に落ちるナイロン糸の影は、光源からの距離により様々な速度で壁面を移動する。鑑賞者は壁にそって作品の周囲を周りながら鑑賞する。

Photo: Yasuhiro Chida

Karuizawa New Art Museum/Nagano, Japan
2013
Nylon thread, Aluminum, LED, Motor
D:12m x W:6m x H:5m