‘lighting chair’, one of two works in ‘switch’ by kouichi okamoto
kouichi okamoto: switch
pola museum annex, tokyo, japan
april 27th – june 3rd, 2012
in an exhibition curated by hexa project for show at the pola museum annex, japanese designer kouichi okamoto
of kyouei design created two installation works, both focusing on the idea of the switch’. both works were created
with the assistance of pola orbis holdings, and after its exhibition at the pola museum annex, the show will travel to london.
detail on lamps of ‘lighting chair’
‘lighting chair’ features two chairs: one whose seat and back plates are dotted with lightswitches.
electrical cords run from the back of these switches towards the second chair, which is composed of
numerous electrical plugs into which the cords run. each plug/switch combination powers a single light
out of the many suspended from a T-shaped platform, each encircled by a mesh fabric shade.
detail on the two chairs in ‘lighting chair’
detail on plugs
‘musical table’, the second work of ‘switch’
‘musical table’ involves the installation of 504 volume knobs and 504 music box movements, each of which plays
a single sound. the boxes play at random, with their tempo determined by its corresponding volume knob on the table.
video demo of ‘musical table’
presented by pola orbis holdings inc.
production and curation NPO Hexaproject
each music box movement plays a single note
closer view of volume knobs on the table, of which there are 504 (one for each music box)