動きのカガク展 Motion Science Exhibition

 Art & Stage Direction

Zimoun

Zimoun

Ryo Kishi

Ryo Kishi

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In "motion," the theme of this Exhibition, we infused imagination into the phenomena of "gravity," "inertia," and "wavelength," which are not-yet completely understood even in the digital society.
We hope that, in this modern age overflowing with information, the Exhibition will become an opportunity to rethink, in a cross-sectional manner from a perspective of "motion," even human activities such as culture and economy instead of just natural science.

I planned this Exhibition in the hope of making it a place where children and students, who are the designers and artists of the future, can come to see the works of older people and play with them, like a drawing and manual arts room in school. By opening up the flow of production including how works are made and their mechanisms instead of just having visitors view them, we are striving so an impulse of "I can do it, too" or "I'll try doing it myself" is created.

Making things is certainly not a "black box." I hope that it starts to flow with various people participating as a team and the awareness that it is a single "movement" spreads. I would like to portray this not only to children who come to see the exhibit, but students to think their future and adults as well.

Today, a variety of information and knowledge is available in an instant via the Internet. But how we manipulate it to make something new is more important than just the information itself. To do that, the impulse of "wanting to try to make something," not knowing if it will be useful, is more important than difficult theories or job titles. In other words, we need to stir the heart. To me, the feeling of interest in something simply turning while making clanging sounds is surely connected to the moving feeling we will likely gain when the makeup of the universe comes into view in the future. This I firmly believe.

In addition to the works themselves, the Exhibition offers workshops and the gallery tours. So please come to the event, to perceive the passion of creators who cross the boundary between art and design.

この展覧会の「動き」というテーマの中には、「重力」「慣性」「波長」といった、デジタル社会においてもまだ完全に解明されていない現象への想像力を込めました。情報が溢れている現代だからこそ、自然科学だけではなく文化や経済といった人間の営みまでを「動き」という視点で横断的に捉えなおす機会になればと考えています。

その上でこの展覧会は、未来のデザイナーやアーティストである子どもや学生たちに、まるで先輩たちの作品が置いてある図工室に遊びにきたような感覚で観てもらえればと思って企画しました。ただ作品を鑑賞してもらうだけではなくて、どのようにつくられているのか、どんな仕組みになっているのかという制作の流れもオープンにすることで、「自分にもできそう」とか「自分もやってみよう」という衝動が生まれるように心がけています。

つくることは決してブラックボックスになってはいけません。ものをつくるということは一人の仕事ではなく、いろんな人がチームとして参加することで流れだす、ひとつの大きな「動き」なんだという認識が広まることを願っています。それは、展示を観に来る子どもたちだけではなくどんな仕事に就こうか考えている学生、そして既に社会で活動している大人たちにも伝えたいことです。

今日、インターネットを通じて、すぐに様々な情報や知識が手に入るようになっていますが、大事なのはそれらをどう料理して新しいものをつくるかということです。そのために一番必要となるのは難しい理論や肩書きではなく、何の役に立つかはわからないけど「つくってみたい!」と思える衝動、つまり「心が揺れ動くこと」です。僕自身、コトンコトンと音を立てながら何かが回ってるだけで面白いと感じることはきっと、将来この宇宙の仕組みが解明されそうになったときに抱くであろう感動とつながっている。そう信じています。

「動きのカガク」の作品展示に加えて開催されるワークショップやギャラリーツアーなども通して、アートとデザインの境界線を横断する様々なつくり手たちのダイナミックな「動き」をぜひ感じ取ってください。

Exhibition "Motion Science"

June 19 - September 27, 2015

Exhibition Director: Seiichi Hishikawa
Planning Associate: Dominick Chen
Academic Adviser: Takashi Kiriyama
Production Support: DRAWING AND MANUAL
Graphic Design: Masayoshi Kodaira
Lightning Design: Haruki Kaito
Space Design Support: Mitsuyoshi Miyazaki (HAGI STUDIO)
Participating Creators: Atelier OMOYA, Mai Ikinaga + Hitoshi Azumi, So Kanno + yang02, Ryo Kishi, Ryota Kuwakubo, Hiroshi Koi (HAKUHODO i-studio/HACKist), Zimoun, Tatsuya Narita, Taro Suzuki, PANTOGRAPH, Nils Völker, Shohei Fujimoto, Mari Numakura, Euclid (Masahiko Sato + Takashi Kiriyama)
Participating Institutions: NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Tohoku Institute of Technology, Mercedes-Benz Japan Co., Ltd.
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Directors: Issey Miyake, Taku Satoh, Naoto Fukasawa
Associate Director: Noriko Kawakami
Organized by: 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, THE MIYAKE ISSEY FOUNDATION
In association with: Agency for Cultural Affairs; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; MINATO CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION, Embassy of Switzerland, German Embassy
Subsidized by: The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Special Sponsor: Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Supported by: ORIENTAL MOTOR Co., Ltd., KOKUYO S&T Co., Ltd., SEIREN CO., LTD., DKSH Japan K. K., Nihon Unisys, Ltd. (in random order)

*Please note that starting with this exhibition opening hours and some admission charges will be changed.
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