Scar of air

Sugargel

Photo: Yusuke Kitamura

I made a cube of light measuring two meters across by shaking a liquid containing dissolved sugar and corn syrup in a structure made of iron and nylon threads (a French technique for making confectionery called sucre filé). The density becomes exceedingly diluted: when it reaches a point where it can be perceived, the “thingness” of the material falls away, leaving only the texture. This work is edible. <D.W>

砂糖と水飴を溶かした液体を、鉄とナイロン糸で作られた構造体に振り撒き(洋菓子のシュクル・フィレという技法)、一辺2mの光の立方体を制作。密度が限りなく希薄になり、知覚可能な限界に達したとき、物質から「物」が抜け落ちて「質」感だけが現れる。食べられる作品。

Gallery sora/Tokyo, Japan
2008
Sugar, Starch syrup, Steel, Nylon thread
W:2.5m D:2.5m H:2.5m

The dusk

Photo: Yasuhiro Chida

13 metal poles of different lengths, polished until they become mirror surfaces, are installed, and 3000m worth of nylon threads are spread around while being supported by them. In the center is a path drawn in white sand: visitors can go inside. The refracted light from the nylon threads appears to float up into space depending on the light of the sun or moon. In the winter, the temperature dips to minus 8 degrees: snow piles up, frost appears, and icicles hang down. Installed by the side of a national highway, points of light move through the space of this work thanks to the headlights of passing cars. <D.W>

鏡面に磨かれた長さの違う13本の金属柱が設置され、それを支えに3000m 分のナイロン糸が張り巡らされる。中央に白い砂で描かれた道があり、内部に入ることができる。太陽や月の光によってナイロン糸の屈折光が宙に浮かび上がる。冬には氷点下8 度まで下がり、雪が積もり、霜がつき、つららが下がる。国道脇に設置され、通過する車のヘッドライトによって、光の点が宙を動いていく。

8 link studio/Nagano Japan
2009
Steel, Nylon thread, Snow
W:7m D:20m H:4m

Shape of light

Photo: Yasuhiro Chida

Nylon threads and transparent glue were used to fix the light in midair. This is a light sculpture whose form takes shape thanks to the participation of visitors. <D.W>

ナイロン糸と透明なボンドによって光を宙空に固定する。観客の参加によって形作られていく光の彫刻。

 

Tracks bar/Nagano, Japan
2008
Hotmelt bond, Steel, Nylon thread
W:2.5m D:2.5m H:3.0m