それは変化し続ける それはあらゆるものと関係を結ぶ それは永遠に続く

Photo: Keizo Kioku

Keep Changing, Connect with Everything, Continue Forever それは変化し続ける それはあらゆるものと関係を結ぶ それは永遠に続く

MIYAJIMA Tatsuo 宮島 達男

Innumerable digital counters, displaying numbers in red light, flash on and off. The numbers appear in order from one to nine at different speeds. Then the display goes dark, rather than showing a zero, and begins again at one. Some counters are started by a signal from other counters which have finished counting to nine. They present the eternal flow of time to viewer's eyes, leaving them floating on a sea of time enveloped in red light. Signal counters can be seen as individuals and the entire group as an organization. It is possible to imagine this work representing all sorts of parts and wholes: countries and the world, planets and the universe, cells and the body, grains of sand and sandy desert. Everything in the world come into being, exists for a time, and eventually disappears, and this process is repeated endlessly. Time flows in the same way for everything that exists in this world, but the sense of time differs for different individual entities and situations. Each entity maintains a gentle connection with its surrounding and they all mark time at their own speed. This work was commissioned for the museum, the title is a statement of Miyajima's three basic concepts, and it represents a culminating point in Miyajima's art.rnrnrn
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Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Keep Changing, Connect with Everything, Continue Forever
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Light Emitting Diode, IC, electric wire, plastic, aluminum panel, steel (Red L.E.D. 1728 pieces, Time D-R sets 432 pieces)
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