黒多弘文 / 銀座奥野ビル306号室プロジェクト
As with previous installations in this space - the room formerly occupied by the Okuno Building's final resident tenant - the reason/logic/art/motivation behind the arrangement is to get visitors to experience the space and its atmosphere. In this case, it helps to know the history of the room's layout:
The building used to have a sento (public bath) in the basement, but it was shut down at some point. The resident of Room-306 - at some point, presumably when the sento was shut down - had a shower installed in her two-room apartment. This shower has doors on two sides - one opening to the entranceway just inside the apartment's door, and the other (on the opposite side) opening into the side of a closet (on the inside!). The current exhibit gets you to explore this part of the apartment....
The website for "Project Ginza Okuno Building, Room-306" (銀座奥野ビル306号室プロジェクト) is:
For previous posts at "Tokyo Art & Music" covering exhibitions/installations at Project-306, see the following:
February 5th, 2010 (Brief history of Room-306 & its tenant)
March 4th, 2010 (Photo of Room-306, taken from the entranceway)
Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon