TOKYO


Tokyo 1996

P3 art and environment, Tokyo,Japan
January 16- February 2, 1996

"Waterhenge: Tokyo" activated through connecting with water
welling out of the earth to the center of the megalopolis Tokyo...
namely spring water




"Waterhenge: Tokyo" was installed in the "Expanded installation by four 'Edges' exhibition" which was realized as main program of the International Art Forum "Asia Edge 1996/Tokyo". Nowadays all people must be the writer and reader of three books: "Individual", "Nation", "The Earth". In this installation, these three books were placed on each copper-stands which can move around freely. In order to read through these books with "new breathing", I presented plan for connecting this installation with actual waters springing out from the cracks in the ground in Tokyo; that is, with the "Breathing of the earth".

The INDIVIDUAL is movable around the circle of the WATERHENGE:TOKYO connecting with water springing from the earth.

The NATION is movable around the circle of the WATERHENGE:TOKYO connecting with water springing from the earth. The EARTH is
movable around the circle of the WATERHENGE:TOKYO connecting with water springing from the earth.

Each messages on three copper-stands: "Individual", "Nation", "The Earth"

size/ unfixed for movable work
medium/ copper plates, acrylic plates, wood, canvases, wax, water, lighting equipment

Wondering with imagination over the waterhenge
or walking round on water energy circuit actually ?


Waterhenge: Line 1996
Sanshiro Pond, University of Tokyo, Tokyo,Japan
May 25- 26, 1996

"Water Way" connecting between Pond and Sky

Ikeda installed the "Waterhenge:Line" by the pond located in the campus of University of Tokyo, aiming to watch water ascending from one of the historic water-sites in Tokyo.

A series of "Waterhenge: Tokyo" are
"water energy circuit" activated through links
with various waters in Tokyo.