at Aichi Triennale 2016, JAPAN

Materials : Mirror, Wood, Sound, Motor, clock, Light bulb, Fan, Watch, Georgette, Paper, Brass, Aluminium, Computer, etc.

Size : variable

photo:Tetsuo Ito 1,2

"I had worked full time at a company in Tokyo for seven years after I graduated at a collage. In 2011 March, we had the Great East Japan earthquake in Tohoku region. It was also in a kind of panic in Tokyo. I thought about my life and what can I do for the future while watching the dire situation. I decided to leave office and become an artist again. The earthquake was a deeply sad occasion, but I think it was a opportunity which make us to pause from the rapid development of capitalism, and think again what is important for human and our individual life. This work is arose from these experiences."

This site-specific installation consists of 4 rooms in an old derelict building. In the 1st room, there is a sculpture which has about 300 clocks inside the wooden crate. A small mirror chip is attached on each clock hand, and they reflect light onto the ceiling.
In the 2nd room, there is nothing, but the audience is made aware of a moving circular light. In the 3rd room, there is the light installa- tion which is inspired by Japanese “Shakkei” (borrowing landscape) that traditionally uses a simple mechanism. There is a big hole on the wall between the 2nd room and the 3rd room, so the light pours into both room.
In the final room, audiences can see a lot of objects like windows. The curtains are attached to each object, and some phenomena which are caused by light, wind and sound continue to come up. All the phenomena are programmed to be random, so audiences and even I can't expect the next occurrence. Hisakado try to represent the importance of pausing and thinking in this fast-paced society.