Life Stripe 2004 - 2016
SPREAD (Hirokazu Kobayashi and Haruna Yamada) is a unit that produces creative work that deals with people’s perceptions, feelings and memories, transcending categories such as design and art. The Life Stripe series presents the “pattern of everyday life,” with daily activities such as sleeping, eating, resting and working rendered in 21 colors, and recorded along a time axis. SPREAD conducted research in Kenpoku about its fishing and forestry industries, and people of various professions, age groups and genders, and even its animal life. The venue is an old Japanese house renovated in modern style, and the vibrant “Life Stripes” of each can be seen on acrylic plates, like food served on plates. Although the artwork resembles the currently popular data visualization techniques, every process in SPREAD’s work is manual. Above all, this project embodies the beauty of living, and a positive attitude towards life itself.
Waki process inc., Our friends in KENPOKU who shared their time table for a day
Photo: Jingu Ooki