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
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:
"water energy circuit" activated through links
with various waters in Tokyo.