Japan 1996
Tokyo + Osa
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No.1 Waterhenge: Tokyo
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".

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

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

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

No.2 Waterhenge: Line 1996

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

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

"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.


No.3 Waterhange: Osaka
The Cemocratic Garden

Water ascending towards the circle connecting with the natural water springing in Osaka

Index Gallery, Osaka, Japan
March 8- 28, 1996

Waterhenge:Osaka can activate the image of water through lincage among the three parts of installation:
part(1):
disk-shaped tank with blue water
part(2):
stand with cylindar-shaped hole (top
filled with blue water)
part(3):
disk on the wall with water

Suddenly the "Blue Water" in the disc-shaped tank bubbles subtlely .
It looks like water breathes deeply.
Water's sigh with relief rises
through the tunnel of the stand towards the disc on the wall.

size/ diameter:8 meters depth/ 0.5 meters
medium/ canvases, copper plates, vinyl chloride sheets, water(river & rain)

----waterhenge with deep breathing of water-----


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