study of plastic mineral city

2016

oil-based clay, woods, styrofoam, etc

h.280 × w.450 × d.420 cm

“Toshima Museum”
Old Toshima Town Office / Tokyo, JAPAN

Photo: Takafumi Kato

study of plastic mineral city

study of plastic mineral city

study of plastic mineral city

study of plastic mineral city

study of plastic mineral city

I can liken the city to a mineral that is born from the crystallization of various elements.
It can be said that this mineral is a provisional and plastic product of continuous crystallization
because this is mainly composed of organic activities by countless subjects.

If so, the character of the place that can be read from it can be understood not only as fixed physical properties but also as plasticity and sensory properties according to each subject.

Rethinking the city with this perspective, the cityscape that spreads in front of me can be caught as one of the provisional states of many feeling scapes.