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Manhattan made out of Manhattan

2018 900×4000(mm)




Although the environment of the city always influences us and interacts with us, the existence of the city itself is conceptual and can not be grasped. In that premise, how can I represent the sense of incongruity that I receive while staying in New York? This work and its process are contemporary Site specific art capturing such an abstract sense.

I picked up various kinds of paper from street in manhattan, and created a manhattan map form by the assembly of pieces. Among Manhattan garbage that is scattered indefinitely, paper that is consumed and fast-food store's wrapping paper, magazines, etc. that are consumed in large quantities are symbols of scrap-and-build where buildings and people are constantly changing. The abstract color created by such a collection of pieces is the city's chaos, and the petal-like pieces that grow in it are the uncertainty of the existence of the city - as we say "If these are blowed, it will be scattered like delicate flowers ".

After pasting to various streets of Manhattan, this work turned into garbage in the city again due to rain.

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