onishi yasuaki inflates plastic volumes for granship window in japan
onishi yasuaki inflates plastic volumes for granship window in japan onishi yasuaki inflates plastic volumes for granship window in japan
apr 05, 2014

onishi yasuaki inflates plastic volumes for granship window in japan

onishi yasuaki inflates plastic vertical volume for granship window
all images courtesy of onishi yasuaki





japanese artist onishi yasuaki is best known for his use of humble, often transparent materials in the visualization of ethereal and immersive installations. for the window of shizuoka convention & arts center ‘granship’ in japan, he has created ‘vertical volume’, an amassed arrangement of hovering white objects which buoyantly float up-and-down. the air bag-like pouches are made from thin sheets of plastic, while a simple fan sits beneath, allowing them to easily sway around the room. bouncing from floor to ceiling, and spinning in space each floating tube beckons viewers to interact with it — walking through and touching the material — integrating a participatory and interactive element to the installation.

visitors interact with ‘vertical volume’

the mass of plastic pouches are arranged in the space

an animation of the objects projecting up and down

placed in the window of shizuoka convention & arts center granship in japan

the transparent masses float around the space

situated at the window

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