Swell

Tokyo Midtown

Commissioned

Installation

Swell is an installation that visualizes wind and light movement through the use of a mesh*1 accompanied with over 300,000 small mirror pieces*2 attached to it. Nine wide screens vary in four sizes were installed in the courtyard of Tokyo Midtown, a composite urban district in the center of Tokyo. Carefully positioned, each installation captures different aspects of the environment by wind and light and creates stereophonic scenery.

This gentle movement allows the reflection of light and the surroundings to be seen as well as the environment 'hidden' behind the mesh. Experiencing these phenomena encapsulates a comfortable space as the installation moves like a creature breathing, revealing various aspects of the environment from day and night.

ミラーをまとったメッシュが風を受けしなやかに揺れることで風と光を可視化するインスタレーションです。30万枚を超える10mm×20mmのミラーフィルムを透過性の高い白メッシュに同ピッチで貼り付けることにより、光の反射や周辺環境の映り込みとメッシュの向こう側の世界を同時に体感でき、昼と夜で全く異なる表情を見ることができます。東京ミッドタウンのガーデン内に、4種類のサイズでつくった9台のオブジェをランダムに配置することで、風や光の捉え方を変え、どの場所で見ても違った表情や立体感を感じられる空間をつくりました。

Venue

  • Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH [Tokyo]
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