chu enoki: RPM 1200 iron city
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nov 09, 2011

chu enoki: RPM 1200 iron city

  ‘RPM-1200’ sculptural installation by chu enoki, on exhibition at the hyogo museum of art image © yuto hirakakiuchi via kavc

japanese artist chu enoki created ‘RPM-1200’, a futuristic city formed from salvaged scrap metal reworked in his metal processing factory. ‘RPM-1200’ is the featured piece in a retrospective of enoki’s metalwork, ‘unleashing the museum‘ on display at the hyogo museum of art through november 27, 2011. ‘RPM-1200’ is displayed within the confine of a darkened gallery space, the piece is spotlit, its shadow a city skyline against a bare wall.

the raw, junk metal material for the work was acquired from a nearby factory. the piece is a tribute to iron and industry, even as the highly industrial futuristic cityscape becomes more human in the imperfection of the worn down scrap metal.

rather than adhere to a specific design plan, enoki forms each city segment of ‘RPM-1200’ ‘based on feeling’. his conceptual sketches and drawings are an overarching hope for general form rather than a logistical process mappable in a replicable configuration.

detailed view of the piece left image © yuto hirakakiuchi, courtesy of chu enoki right image © yoshisato komaki, via shift

  image © haruo kaneko courtesy of hyogo museum of art

images © keizo kioku images courtesy of chu enoki

image by y.i. image courtesy of chu enoki

conceptual drawing by the artist, via kavc

read more at japan times

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