© 2019 YUSUKE WAKATA

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Manhattan made out of Manhattan

2018 900×4000(mm)

paper

マンハッタンに落ちている様々な種類の紙を拾い、そのピースの集合体によってマンハッタンの地図のフォルムを生み出した。無造作に散らかっているマンハッタンのゴミの中でも、大量に消費される紙ーーチラシやファーストフード店の包み、雑誌などは、建物や人々が絶えず入れ替わるスクラップアンドビルドの象徴である。そのようなピースの集合によって生み出された抽象的な色彩は都市のカオスであり、その中で増殖する花びら型のピースは、街という存在の不確実性ーー言うなれば"吹けば散りゆく花びらのように繊細な様"ーーを表現している。

この作品はマンハッタンの様々なストリートに貼り付けた後、雨の影響よって再び街のゴミと化した。

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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