As it is
Toki Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
Bulbs programmed to slowly increase and decrease in intensity
Exhibition report, Reiko Aoyagi
“How can I approach the place where I come from again? Through my experience living and working in a different place over the years I got interested in exploring a space specific to the place, having a universal quality in it.
Taki Art Space is in Aoyama, which is known as a fashionable area in Tokyo. There is highly modern architecture around there, but small traditional shops and restaurants co-
I installed two big clear bulbs. One was suspended at an eye level and the other was suspended at a far lower level to create a closer relationship to the ground. I programmed the light glimmering with a lighting technician. Sometimes there was no light in the space, but then one light started to glimmer slightly and went off slowly. The other light started to light up and down independently responding to the other one. All this glimmering rhythm was based on our breathing rhythm.
During the day natural light came into the space through the glass door. We could also see passers-