All posts by Yasuhiro Chida

Brocken

Brocken 6 A

Brocken specter

This work is named by a phenomenon called Brocken Spector which appears at high mountains. When you stand with your back to the sun and gaze from the ridge into the mist, your shadow surrounded by a rainbow will appear. As you walk, it follows you. In this work, you will see the light follow you.
This work is constructed by reducing, not adding. Most light is stopped by the wall. But that turns the internal experience rich. This leads to Japanese aesthetics, MA. Brocken also emphasizes the value of the darkness that is losing in our cities.

この作品は山岳で見られるブロッケン現象から名付けられました。ブロッケン現象において、霧に投影された影が動きに合わせてついてくるように、この作品の中では光が瞬きながらついてくるように見られます。
また、加えることではなく、引くことによってこの作品は構成されています。殆ど全ての外光が作品によって減じられていますが、それが作品内部での体験を豊かなものにしています。これは日本の美学、間にも通じるものです。また都市部で失われた暗闇の価値を伝えています。

Touch to space

By immersing yourself in light, Chida wants you to experience space as something tangible. While we become increasingly dependent on visual impressions in our modern world, touch is still the most primitive and direct way we can get to know and understand the world around us. This interactive object works by daylight.

Awards

Brocken series gained great popularity and award in any art festivals and exhibitions.
Biela Noc 2018 in Slovakia.
Hongkong puls 2018.
Amsterdam light festival 2017
SIGNAL festival 2016 in Plague.
Life geek award/Emerging space prize in 2018 in China
Smart Illumination Yokohama Audience award in 2014 in Japan.

Amsterdam Light Festival
2017
Steel
D:6m x W:4m x H:4m
Photo: Yasuhiro Chida

Brocken 5.1 in Biela Noc Festival

Biela Noc Festival/Bratislava, Kosice
2018
Photo: Marko_Erd

Brocken 5.1 in Signal Festival

Signal Festival/Plague Czech Republic
2016
Sound: go taneda

Brocken 5.1 in Blik Blik Festival

Photo: Mira Chaloupka

Photo: Yasuhiro Chida

Blik Blik Festival/Pilsen, Czech Republic
2016
Sound: Asako Miyaki
Video: Jun Kosaka

Brocken 1

Brocken 6

Shinano-Omachi Food and Art Corridor/Nagano, Japan
2014

Brocken in Mango TV

Brocken 5.1 in Re:pubrica

Brocken Y

Smart Illumination Yokohama/Yokohama
2015

Brocken

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Brocken Broceken TR

Myrkviðr

MYRKVIÐR in ILAA

Nature

Although this work seems to have reproduced the universe, it is not true. Whatis the greatest experience for people? This work trying to answer that question. And it is the same as exploring the possibility of human perception.
I am researching the influence of space, light and time on somatic sensory sensation by doing fieldwork such as mountain-eering or caving. Based on these experiences, reduce elements from that, this work is composed. Why that result was close to the image of the universe?
In the process of creating, the artist sometimes spends almost all of his efforts to erase the trace of handwork. To convey only the sen-sation, or to make it looks like it was there from the beginning. As you watch this work carefully, some traces of hand may be found there. It might be the same thing as looking at a distant star and imagining living things there.
In terms of representing nothing, this work may be said to resemble the universe. The universe means nature here. Since nature does not express anything, does not ask for anything, it permits human inter-vention unconditionally. I would like to make something close to nature. Does it mean full for people to imitate nature? When people exert their existence as part of nature, people will see the universe inside of that person.

この作品は一見、宇宙や天体の動きを再現したかのようですが、何かを表わしている訳ではありません。人にとって最大の体験は何か。それが作品の目指すものです。そしてそれは人間の知覚の可能性を探ることに繋がっています。
空間と光と時間が体性感覚に与える影響に関して、山岳や洞窟、建築などの空間に関するフィールドワークを行い、その体験を基に要素を極限まで削ぎ落とし、作品は構成されています。それが宇宙のイメージに似るということは、宇宙を見るマクロ的視点は、具体的な事象を削ぎ落としたものだと言えるのではないでしょうか。
作り手は制作の過程において、時に殆ど全ての労力を手仕事の痕跡を消すことに費やします。感覚のみを伝えるために、またはそれがもとからあったかのように見せるために。近づいて良く目を凝らせば、そこに何らかの痕跡が見つかるかもしれません。それは遠い星を眺め、そこに存在する生命を想像することと、どこか似てはいないでしょうか。
何も表わしていない点において、この作品は宇宙と似ていると言えるかもしれません。ここ で言う宇宙とは、大気圏の上の空間のことではなく、自ら然る存在 – 自然を指します。自然は何も表さないがゆえに、何も求めないがゆえに、人の介入を無条件に許します。私は人でありながら自然に近いものを作りたいと考えています。人が自然の在り様を模倣することには意味があるでしょうか。人がその内部にある、自然の一部としての存在を発揮するとき、人はその人の内部に宇宙に触れたときのような感動をみるのではないでしょうか。

International Light Art Award/Center for International Light Art Unna
2019
Photo: Frank Vinken

MYRKVIÐR R

MYRKVIÐR in RGB

RGB Light experience/Rome
2018

MYRKVIÐR in Shinano Art Museum

Shinano art museum, Nagano
2018

MYRKVIÐR in Space Art Tanegashima

Space Art Tnanegashima/Tanegashima Japan
2017

MYRKVIÐR in KNAM

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

MYRKVIÐR

Nylon thread, Aluminum, LED, Motor
D:15-30m x W:6-12m x H:4-6m

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MYRKVIÐR

Aftereal

Amsterdam Light Festival
2018
Floresense thread, UV light, Motor
Flexible D:35m x W:35m x H:1.5m
Photo: Yasuhiro Chida

Retina Pillar

Metamorphosis/HerderRaumFurKunst Cologne Germany
2018
Floresense thread, UV light, Motor
Flexible D:4m x W:4m x H:10m
Photo: Yasuhiro Chida

Retina wave

Smart Illumination Yokohama
2015

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Aftereal

SONAR

Photo: Yasuhiro Chida

Extension labyrinth/La Chartreuse, Avignon France
2018
Glass bottle, Water, LED
D:2m x W:2m x H:3m

SONAR in Toyoshina art museum

Yasuhiro Chida Solo exhibition/Toyoshina Art Museum, Nagano Japan
2019
Glass bottle, Water, LED
D:2m x W:0.2m x H:3m

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Water lens

The equipment with the light source will be hanged from the ceiling in the center of the perfect darkroom. The equipment consists of a super bright LED, heat sink and thin water pipe. Visitors will enter a dark room and see a water drops dripping from the center of the room. The water droplet works as a lens in which the refractive index keeps changing and draws patterns on the floor, walls, and ceiling. Patterns keep changing slightly, and the identical pattern will never emerge. Infinite light patterns are projected by two physics, the surface tension of water and gravity. Water droplets also work as a prism, and rainbows appear on the walls. The sound of water droplets falling also makes you aware of “MA”. The audience could reconsider the structure and meaning of this world by the simplest relationship of time, space, and light which are the fundamental element of this universe.

Japanese esthtetics MA

The idea of this work is based on the ” Shishi‐odoshi” (scare deer) which is an object in a Japanese garden. It is a device made of bamboo. It tilts as the water fills up and makes a sound when it hits the stone on the ground. Although it was originally used to scare away the animals, the Japanese found aesthetics there, “MA”(space). If there is no sound, people forget that they are in silence. If there are sounds, people can feel silence between the sounds. Paradoxically, this is a device that we can feel silenced by sounds. Finding beauty between things is a concept of Japanese aesthetics. In this work, I converted this sound into light. There is darkness between a bright moment. People will recognize the light by darkness, darkness by light.
Light is the most standard phenomenon in this universe. Space and time are defined by light. This work represents the relationship between basic elements of this universe, time and space by light in the most simple way by using only two physics, the surface tension of water and gravity. It is only a small part of this universe that our perception, thought, and imagination can capture. This work abstracts all of the worlds that we can capture, time, space and light, and furthermore the interval is represented. The consciousness of “MA” will be a hint to reach the deeper figure of this world.
To make the contrast to modern days when things are overflowing. To release the art from an individual imagination by producing using nature’s providence. To obtain infinite time resolution and infinite spatial resolution by creating an analog way. 0.04ml is the volume of one water droplet.

0.04 in Gallery Camellia Tokyo

0.04 in Karuizawa new art museum

0.04 in other exhibitions

2015
Water, LED, Micropump
Flexible D:2-7m x W:2-7m x H:2-4m

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