tato architects/yo shimada: meeting at kobe biennale
 
tato architects/yo shimada: meeting at kobe biennale
nov 02, 2011

tato architects/yo shimada: meeting at kobe biennale

all photographs courtesy of tato architects and yousuke takeda

‘meeting’ was conceived by japanese architect yo shimada of tato architects and designed by ichiro hashimoto of s3 associates for the kobe biennale. the work is comprised of a curtain, formed from optically processed film of 35mm hung from an oval ring; a white-painted rectangular perimeter enclosing the curtain; and mirrors angled at 45° for each of the four corners towards the oval curtain. the viewer enters the space through an opening in the piece, continuing around the oval corridor. their movement sways the curtain and the viewer’s reflection flickers across the film and mirrors in their quest through the seemingly endless passageway.

 

tato architects/yo shimada: meeting at kobe biennale left: wide view of the installation right: side view of the piece and corner mirrors

tato architects/yo shimada: meeting at kobe biennaledetailed view of the curtain

tato architects/yo shimada: meeting at kobe biennale lower view of the film curtain and container walls 

tato architects/yo shimada: meeting at kobe biennaledetailed views of the work’s angled mirrors and the effect of their reflection on the comprehension of the piece

tato architects/yo shimada: meeting at kobe biennaledetailed view of the film curtain

tato architects/yo shimada: meeting at kobe biennaleshimada’s conceptual drawings for the exhibit

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