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floating sight ROKKO

mirror, mixed media

H : 2300 × W : 1360 × D : 15 mm

ROKKO INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL BOX MUSEUM / ROKKO MEETS ART 2012

2012
photo by Kiyotoshi Takashima / photo courtesy of Hanshin Leisure Facilities Co.Ltd.

supported by OZAKI MIRROR CO,Ltd / GRIDFRAME INC.
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There’s a linear hole in a mirror, and the mirror, the scenery at the back, and space are what that “line” is made up of. Placing a huge mirror in this space creates another dimension within visual space. There is a linear slit in the mirror that allows us to notice the existence of visual space we can barely see through it in the other dimension. When observed superficially, the two spaces are in a coexisting state. Facing the art piece, we look at the image reflected in the mirror. And when we then try to look at the slit while looking at the reflected image, the image of space that spreads beyond the slit comes into sight. Appreciators will experience this “sense of perception” that goes beyond the boundaries of specific sensory receptor, wavering between the two images of different spaces. The images that we perceive are born from our projecting them into our own consciousness.
As long as “consciousness” intervenes, it is close to impossible to grasp universal images through our own sense of sight. The kind of “perception” which prevents us from simply explaining away work as an interface, is awakened by justifying the existence of universal image (scenery) that we humans cannot grasp in our own hands, while using synergy of perception or a kind of “deviation” to expand the sensation that has wandered off from our default senses. And this, is the challenge to leap forward to the new dimension.