[1,375km/h]


This is a contemporary art work, but also could be taken as a movie theater projecting the rotation of the earth, a chapel, ruins reflecting calculated solar altitude, a sundial, and an ark drifting the universe.
What significantly different from churches with stained glasses is that we see the light indirectly, not by seeing it through the stained glasses, but by seeing light patterns reflected on the wall. The core of the work is a natural phenomenon such as sunlight and the earth's rotation. This work makes it easier to see them more consciously. The concept is japanese "aesthetics of subtraction"
The title of the work is named from the earth's rotation speed of the site. Speed is a physical quantity defined by time and space, which are the two important dimensions composing the universe. The ground keeps still to our eye, but it is moving at supersonic speed when we put the earth in the center. Furthermore, thinking the sun in the center, we are moving in the universe at tremendous speed, where we cannot go back again. By changing points of view, we might be able to see things differently. This is a question brought up to our human-centered society.

地球が回っていることを、光の体験として感じられる作品です。作品の上部には、207枚の太陽の視直径と同じ幅の細い窓があり、それぞれ違う色のガラスが嵌められています。太陽光は鮮やかな色ガラスを透かして、部屋の内側を染め、細かく分割されたスリットは、地球の自転を2分毎に色と形が変化する光の像へと変えます。鑑賞者は内部に入り、ベンチに座り鑑賞します。

タイトルは六甲山の緯度の自転速度から付けられました。速度は空間と時間という宇宙を構成する大きな二つの次元によって定義される物理量です。軸を人ではなく惑星においてみること、私達の暮らすこの世界に、常に流れている時間や、遠い星との関係などに想いを馳せて頂けたらと思います。

© 2014 Studio Kalama