- Tateishi Tiger
- Yin Xiuzhen
- Iwasaki Takahiro
- Kaneuji Teppei
There can be no doubt that recent scientific advances in knowledge and technology are transforming our spatial awareness and view of the world. News reports tell how time and space in the universe, starting with the gravity masses that are black holes, are not fixed as they are on earth; how there may be more than one universe; and how life may exist on the many planets discovered outside our own solar system. This also means that from a cosmic point of view, the things we refer to using the terms micro and macro are so only from a viewpoint that complements our own scale. And perhaps the proliferation of online meetings due to the pandemic has also altered our perceptions around “being in the same space, here and now.”
This exhibition will present a group of works that express perspectives freed from these earthly constraints of gravity, time, space and scale. Tateishi Tiger’s FUJI HI-WAY, in which a highway scene with gravity seemingly turned on its head appears with Mt. Fuji and a piece of outer space in the background, and Micro Fuji, with its mix of micro and macrocosmic worlds; Iwasaki Takahiro’s Reflection Model featuring the Kinkakuji Temple flipped in the direction of gravity and made vertically symmetrical; Kaneuji Teppei’s mysterious Tower bursting with a plethora of objects; and Yin Xiuzhen’s Portable City - Tokyo, a mini-version of the capital in a suitcase, all seem to demonstrate that our world is not horizontal but composed of multiple different scales and dimensions, and that the microcosmic and macrocosmic are connected.