of the jury
|‘TRAP2002 is open!
|TRAP2002 began from October 19 this month.
Since there is an enforcement period for about two weeks from October 19 to November 4, please make it needed for surely seeing.
|‘Participating artists and their works
"Cutting a Way Through Reeds"
Maze-like paths leading to the river are made through reed bushes. From the
footholds and platforms provided at different levels, visitors can enjoy bea
utiful views of reeds from various angles.
Haruki Takahashi, Daichi Aoi, and Yoshihiro Nakamura
"A Level Area"
The scenes (ten meters above sea level) in all directions viewed from a fixe
d spot on the same level somewhere on the bank of the River Tone are filmed
consecutively. Visitors can enjoy the scenery projected on the screen in a p
avilion provided on the riverbank.
Michiko Tago, Eiri Ohta, Chinatsu Sakihama, and Tomoko Takahashi
This is a device made of bamboo set at Furutone-numa marsh. Pumped-up water
goes through this device and waters tiny plants to grow.
In a room of a deserted house are placed drawings, film images and objects,
which are suggestive of invisible river currents. A similar setting is provi
ded at various places in Toride.
Hisami Kanazawa and Utako Tanaka
Toride citizens, who wear red clothes with long sleeves, stand hand in hand
on the border between the cities of Toride and Abiko (or only red clothes on
hangers are arranged in a row), so that the borderline, which is visible onl
y on maps, can be recognized.
Another river is made in the reed bushes around the riverside, and it is connected to the real river at several points, so that people can get a better view of the river.
"Fertilized Eggs' Voyage-a passage to the womb"
Five hundred round objects are floated on the river and head for the sea. Each of them is lit with a lighted hemp wick.
Motoko Tanaka and Masaki Onishi (DO+)
Under circumstances, they declined to produce their proposal.
Making use of hydraulic power of the River Tone and solar batteries, they planned to produce a river of light with optical fibers installed in the reed bushes.
"A Small River"
He makes a small river branching out the River Tone, and names it the Ko-Tone River. A small town that develops around the small river is called Ko-Tone-cho. A small bridge is made across the small river, and model houses are arranged in the town.
Making use of the sand at the basin of the River Tone to make houses (town),he makes a model showing how the river erodes the town.
While TAP2002 is open, the artist stays at a house at the riverside, and keeps on making project plans and drawings on paper, based on the dialogues with visitors and his fieldwork in Toride. After the project is over, all the proceedings that took place are compiled into a book.
"For the Reverse Side of the View of the Riverside"
The disposed trash scattered around the riverside and basin is painted with luminous paints. At night, they glow and present a beautiful night view.
"A Snapshot of Town"
A stainless sheet, which is processed like a mirror, is placed at each of 40 places in the city of Toride as a disposable signboard. Scenes reflected in the stainless sheets are collected.
€The final selection of proposals which remained is put in order.
|A total of 12 from the above 13 entries (not in order) have been chosen in t
erms of feasibility to implement them financially and technically. They will be presented to the public at various sites in Toride, October 19 through November 4, 2002.
Proposals exhibition was ended with July 21.