Monday, 8 November 2010

Saturday day of culture

On saturday afternoon I met up with my gallery group and we went to see a great exhibition at the Mori Art Museum in Roppongi. It was called "Sensing Nature" and was an exhibition on rethinking the Japanese perception of nature. It was very interesting, with some big pieces that filled the warehouse-like space. The red blood-like pool in a stark white room, contrasted with the ethereal nature of the "snow" installation - a big perspex box filled with thousands of feathers and a wind machine. I loved the room full of trees. You walk into the room as if under ground, where you have to stoop to walk. Suddenly you see an opening in the covering above you (which is made of Japanese washi paper) and there is a fairytale winter wonderland of white trees. Your head sticks though like a rabbot sticking its head out of a hole. I also loved the invisible bench made of glass which was called "Waterfall". When it rains, the bench disappears.

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