“Trans-scale” was coined by combining “trans-” (traverse, transcend) and “scale” (standard for quantitatively measuring lengths, angles, etc.). It denotes new standards and perceptions that are arrived at after traversing and transcending existing established standards.
We share quantitative numerical values through common scales determined by society. But those scales are merely rules that our predecessors happened to choose. The four artists featured here have special scales for observing, describing and representing the world in individual ways. Clues for finding a new scale may be found by questioning a seemingly immutable existing scale.
This exhibition space gradually expands into a larger room in proportion to the golden ratio. Visitors can experience “trans scale” by emerging into an open space from a compressed space. (NAGAOKA Ben)