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ヨコハマ・パラトリエンナーレ 2017 記録集

Yokohama Paratriennale 2017 Document Book


Artist:ダイアログ・イン・ザ・ダーク 檜山晃 × ライゾマティクスリサーチ 真鍋大度/石橋素 × アンリアレイジ 森永邦彦




echo wearと名付けられた服には、信号を発し空間との距離を計測するセンサーとその反応を身体に伝える振動子が内蔵されている。視覚は光を受け、視線の方向において認識するが、この服はセンサーが自ら発信し、それが取り付けられた前後、あるいは左右の方向に反応する。体験者は目隠しをし、服を身にまとい、空間を歩く。いわば「白杖」を用いるように、服が伝える振動を頼りに視覚や聴覚ではない別の仕方で、空間を探りながら。体験者は徐々に新しい空間と身体の関係性をつかみ取っていく。服によって拡張される新しい知覚。人間の知覚の可能性に思いを巡らす作品体験となった。









Title: echo

Artist: Akira Hiyama (Dialog in the Dark) + Daito Manabe, Motoi Ishibashi (Rhizomatiks Research) +  Kunihiko Morinaga (ANREALAGE)


Born out of dialogue with the senses, this interactive exhibition featured clothes that respond to space.  


The “echo wear” clothing incorporated a sensor that measures the distance between a body and space via signals and an oscillator that transmitted its response back to the body of the wearer. While eyesight receives light and recognizes it in the direction where it comes from, the sensor attached to the clothes sent out signals that then reacted to the space in front and behind, and to the left or right of where the sensor was attached. Participants blindfolded their eyes, wore the “echo wear,” and walked around the exhibition space. As if using a white cane, participants explored the space while relying solely on the vibrations transmitted by the clothes, instead of their visual and aural senses. They gradually acquired an awareness of a new relationship between space and their bodies. Experiencing this artwork enabled participants to envision the potential for clothing to expand human perception.


In order to understand Akira Hiyama’s physical sensation, which does not rely on eyesight, the collaborators involved in this project engaged in a process of discussion. Daito Manabe, Motoi Ishibashi, and Kunihiko Morinaga were responsible for building the hardware and system for the sensor and oscillators along with the spatial design.  


When deciding the locations of the oscillator, they created clothing with many pockets to test out different examples. Hiyama wore it, checking to see how oscillators attached to different parts of the clothing transmitted vibrations. As a result of these trials, four oscillators were attached to parts that are near bones.  


Oscillators, sensors, and wires connecting batteries were arranged extensively inside the clothing just like a nervous system. This enabled clothing, which aims to protect a body from the outside world, to transcend its primary role and function as a sensory organ that perceives space.


(Extract from document book)