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“Imaginature Lab” [2013]



This work is an attempt to take various sorts of fragments from our immediate natural environment. Arranged in a shelf in the exhibition space are a variety of objects related to nature. Stone, for example, is a substance and at the same time a basic material that all kinds of things are made of. In addition to this, we sometimes draw inspiration from the shapes and colors of particular stones. When picturing a stone, we can express not only the property of the stone itself, but also the mental picture it inspires in us.

The Imaginature Lab. showcases the artists’ thinking process itself, and their experiments translating various aspects of natural materials into mental images not only through vision, but also through the senses of touch, hearing and smell, as well as our memories of these. The works and books here, together with the room they are exhibited in, can be considered as a space for educing images generated in our minds.

Shelf design: mamm-design

The First term Date: May 25–September 1, 2013
Theme: ‘Hana: Flower,’ ‘Ishi: Stone’
The Second term Date: September 3–December 1, 2013
Theme: ‘Shishi: Tetrapoda,’ ‘Mushi: Hexapoda’
The Third term Date: December 3, 2013–March 2, 2014
Theme: ‘Sora: Sky’



List of Works