I made the numerical dimensional data of objects and their dimensional drawings, which are two-dimensional representations, into three-dimensional and materialized.
When I create artworks, I often need to make design drawings and dimensional drawings for use in intermediate processes, and also need architectural drawings and their measurements for the exhibition space. Although these drawings and measurements are essentially just byproducts of the work’s completion, I gradually became interested in those drawings and measurements as data itself, and this work is the result of focusing on that as a theme.
The dimensions and drawings show the size and shape of an object, but it does not mean that you can actually see the shape of the object in the drawings or the dimensions when you actually see it with your own eyes. I find it strange that we can understand the shape of an object better from the drawings than from the actual object in front of us.
Wood, PETG resin
This is a large post which has a conspicuous presence in AOYAMA STUDIO.
Normally, most people would design their exhibitions in such a way that the post should not disturb the atmosphere. But this time, I set it up as a motif with the intention of drawing attention to it instead of making it unobtrusive. When I measured the actual dimensions, there was a slight difference between the width and the depth, and the ceiling height was different between the front of the beam and the back of the ceiling, which is something that even the space manager did not know.
Everything in AOYAMA STUDIO, including the lights, desks and chairs, are selected and made with great care. This light is made by a long established Danish high quality furniture brand and is one of the elements that symbolize the taste of AOYAMA STUDIO.
Since the exhibition was held under the situation of concern about the spread of COVID-19, it was essential to install alcohol disinfectant, and this table seemed to emphasize the value of its presence as something that the visitors would inevitably see. If it was in normal times, I would not have chosen it as a motif.
〈Remote of humidifier〉
In AOYAMA STUDIO, structural plywood is used as an interior element. The remote controls for humidifiers and air conditioners are also installed on this plywood foundation. The placement of the remote controls was also divided according to the division of the space, but there was one empty space, and I placed the work in it.
A magnet used on the noticeboard at the entrance to the studio.
There was a high possibility that visitors wouldn’t notice, but I figured this kind of fun was sometimes necessary and used it as a motif.