0.04 at Knam
Water, LED, Aluminium
Karuizawa New Art Museum, Japan
The idea of this work is based on the ”Shishi‐odoshi” (scaredeer) that is in Japanese garden. It is a device made of bamboo. It tilts as the water fills up and make a sound when it hits the stone on the ground. Although it was originally used to scare away the animals, I found aesthetics there, "MA"(space). If it is complete silence, people forget they are in silence. If there is a sound there, people can feel silence between that sounds. Paradoxically, this is a device that can make us feel silence by sounds. Finding beauty between things is a concept in Japanese aesthetics. In this work, I converted that sound into light. There is darkness between lights. People will recognize the light by darkness, darkness by light.
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