Constellations of the earth ― Ibaraki-kenpoku-za

Constellations of the earth ― Ibaraki-kenpoku-za 2016

Constellations of the earth ― Ibaraki-kenpoku-za

This is a large-scale participatory project, the aim of which is to draw a constellation of the land in collaboration with the locals. The idea is to place multiple radio wave reflectors in large places such as sports grounds, so that when JAXA’s land observing satellite, the Daichi-2, captures Kenpoku, they will appear in record like stars. Two explanatory sessions and a reflector-building workshop were held in June, and on August 11th, the area was captured by the satellite amidst much excitement, capturing the reflectors in six cities and towns, together with participants wearing reflective clothing. The result was the “Constellations of the Earth: Ibaraki-Kenpoku-za,” formed by stars located in the six locations. The exhibition will showcase photographs of the constellation, as well as footage and resources related to previous “Constellations of the Earth.” On the rooftop, the actual radio wave reflectors that were used in the towns and cities will be exhibited, with a reflector facing each point of the compass.

Art Information

Number

E-05

Title

Constellations of the earth ― Ibaraki-kenpoku-za

Remarks

Open call

Co-organizer

Kanazawa College of Art, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency,
Ibaraki University Social Collaboration Center

Support

Kubota ChemiX Co., Ltd., Shin-Etsu Polymer Co.,Ltd., Toeikanki Co.,Ltd., Toyo Aluminium K.K., Association of West Japan wire netting

Cooperation

ARCUS Project Administration Committee

Artist

Hiroshi SUZUKI Masato OHKI (Selected from open call)

©Hajime Kato

Hiroshi SUZUKI + Masato OHKI (Selected from open call) Hiroshi SUZUKI Masato OHKI (Selected from open call)

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