Photos: 加藤達子,沖津雄司 / Michiko Kato, Yuji Okitsu


highlight — an installation to show clearly the natural light that is thrown from outside by Yuji Okitsu at gallery MITSUME blog







highlight by 沖津 雄司

企画展 “point” のために制作したインスタレーション。

展示名: point / 沖津雄司×長坂絵夢
会期: 2016年1月22日ー25日
会場: ミツメ
サイズ: w1128 d616 h1736
素材: フレネルレンズ (塩化ビニル板) t0.3mm φ40mm

highlight by Yuji Okitsu

An installation produced for the design exhibition ‘’point’’, this display is the collaboration of an architect and an artist under the theme ‘’Overlooked Things Lurking in the Everyday.’’
“MITSUME” is a gallery whose entrance is covered with a large glass door, and bathed in natural sunlight flowing in through the large opening.
Taking the spatial characteristics of the hall as a starting point, the natural light pouring in defines an outline designed to be felt in relief.
Fresnel lenses made of vinyl chloride plates t0.3mm and φ40mm were slit in 4 directions and assembled 2918 lenses into a grid.
In order to capture natural light in its most basic form as much as possible inside the room, excessive support and other materials were rejected in favor of a structure made of thin, light lenses bearing the vertical and horizontal loads.
With a shape design that takes into account the gallery size, line of
flow, gallery space design, and angle of incidence of the light, the two flat triangles supporting each other separate the exterior and interior landscapes.
Depending on the angle of view, the opposite landscape is amplified several times by the lenses, the assembly of lenses appears as a glittering sphere and the light and the structure are seen as a variety of interwoven surfaces.
This was designed so that viewers could search for their favorite points of view as they go around the room.
The assembled lenses reproduce a single light, embodying it by multiplying it in its transmission and repeating its reflection.
The volume of the light rendered concrete inside the room is seen to shine in different ways depending on the position, giving the interior a peaceful aspect while providing a link with the shifting exterior light, and bringing in the external environment not directly but in a delicate, gentle fashion.
The subtle changes between the light outside and inside the room, manifested in an almost imperceptible way, appear before the viewers if only for an instant and reach their awareness, strengthening the perception of space.

This installation does not only hold the phenomenon of natural light entering inside the room in place, but also recaptures its physicality by means of a concrete expression and attempts to arrange the void spaces of light and shadow.

Exhibition: point / Yuji Okitsu × Emu Nagasaka
Term: January 22, 2016 — January 25, 2016
Space: MITSUME “Tokyo Japan”
Size: w1128 d616 h1736
Material: fresnel lense “vinyl chloride plate t0.3mm φ40mm”

posted by Shin Yamashita.