Category Archives: Scar of air

Polyhedral space

This work derives from the models that were used to test out the works Myrkviðr and Analemma. The space occupied by the work is visualized through using threads woven in a polygonal manner, with the aim of creating the lowest possible density. (T.N.)

MyrkviðrやAnalemmaの実験の為の模型から作品化。立体的に編まれた糸が限りなく疎な状態を作り、空間を可視化する。

Photo: Yasuhiro Chida

Echangeur 22/Mobility #2
Center municipal of art Helio Oiticica/Rio de Janeiro,Brazil
2019
Silver thread, Wood
W:1,100m D:300mm H:600mm

Kalamatoria 02

13km worth of black and silver threads twisted together were stretched out in a reticulated structure across a large open atrium. The entire form was necessarily dictated by the interior space of the architecture, lines of movement, the movement of the sun, and the placement of the security sensors. The work appeared and disappeared again depending on the existing lighting arrangements and reflected natural light, shifting in an infinite number of variations as time passes. The points of light also twinkle and appear depending on the movements of the viewer. This is a sculpture that consists of phenomena, existing within the movements of the Sun and the visitor. <D.W>

黒と銀の撚り合わされた糸が延べ13km分、吹き抜けの大空間に立体網目状に張り巡らされている。全体の形状は建築の内部空間、動線、太陽の動き、セキュリティーセンサーの配置等から必然的に導き出された。作品は既存の照明と自然光の反射によって現れては消え、時間と共に無限の変化を見せる。また、鑑賞者の動きによって光の点は瞬きとなって現れる。太陽の動きと行為の中に存在する現象の彫刻。

Photo: Yasuhiro Chida

Aichi Arts Challenge/Aichi Arts center, Nagoya, Japan
2015
Birdproof threads, Sunlight, LED light
W:15m D:15m H:20m

Shape of light

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。

Photo: Yasuhiro Chida

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

The dusk

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。

Photo: Yasuhiro Chida

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

Sugargel

I made a cube of light measuring two meters across by sprinkling a liquid containing dissolved sugar and corn syrup onto 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。

Photo: Yusuke Kitamura


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