Thursday, April 1, 2010

Kurota Hirofumi (黒多弘文) Exhibit via Project-306 (銀座奥野ビル306号室プロジェクト) - (2010/03)

The latest installation at Room-306 of the Okuno Building (2010/3/25-4/5) is by Kurota Hirofumi (黒多弘文) of "Project Ginza Okuno Building, Room-306" (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

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