Light art installation at Narita Dream Farm (2016 Narita, JP)
*This art work was cooperating with Sugawara Daisuke Architect (Creative produce)
This massive light installation is set up on a tranquil farm that is home to goats and sheep. In response to the wind and atmospheric currents, the thousands of LEDs in this work collectively create movements that are reminiscent of ocean waves. A 30-sqm area is covered with translucent fabric, and around 6,000 specially modified LEDs have been set up beneath it. The movement of the fabric in the wind alters the gap between the LEDs and the fabric, which causes the size of each illuminated dot to change like watching a shadow play. The shapes of the work constantly evolve from one moment to the next depending on the direction and speed of the wind, allowing you to observe a different pattern each time you visit. This work was inspired by the large sheets that were hung from the walls of a building undergoing repair I had seen in the city to prevent people from falling over. I drew inspiration from how the sheets had fluttered expressively in the wind, a fascinating sight that I could watch endlessly. I created this work as part of the illumination project at Narita Dream Farm (Narita-shi, Chiba).