The world of art that you can go, see, and feel
File.20 Tino Sehgal @ Enoura Observatory yet untitled
Miyuki Inoue (Magcal editorial department)
The art space "Odawara Cultural Foundation Enoura Observatory" designed by contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. Buildings and historical buildings that make full use of the latest technology and stones with various stories are placed on the site overlooking the sea, creating a fascinating space that is hard to explain.
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On October 4, 2019, "Tino Sehgal @ Enoura Observatory yet untitled" started here. We have held performances of traditional performing arts, but this is the first contemporary art project since it opened in October 2017.
Tino Sehgal was born in London in 1976 and is currently based in Berlin. The other day, he choreographed at the Paris Opera Ballet, but he is known for his happening works that basically leave no records. In other words, the work can only be kept in the memory of the visitors who witnessed it.
"My work is 4D (* editorial note: 3D + time axis) . There is no problem with being recorded in text.But I don't want it to be taken as a photo or video and left as a two-dimensional work. "
After completing the reception at the waiting building, we will go through the "Meigetsu-mon", which was built as the main gate of the Meigetsu-in Temple of the Rinsai sect in the Muromachi period, and aim for a place where Mr. Segal's "live work" will be held.
Perhaps because the typhoon had passed in the distance on this day, the blue sea and sky spread like midsummer, but the wind was strong and the surrounding trees were buzzing.
Since the "live work" is done outdoors, the audience will be affected by the temperature, the sky, and the color of the sea. Does that mean that nature is also experienced as part of art?
"Live work" will be held at the "Nodate seat" in the future. There, several "interpreters" used their voices and bodies to create a unique space in harmony with the sounds of the wind and the sounds of birds.
"In Japan, the difference between nature and culture (created by humans) is small, and I am fascinated by the connection between the traditional world and the present age. Especially in this place, it is possible to express while feeling the sea and nature. It makes sense for me to announce my live work here because I can do it, "says Segal.
No shooting of "live work"It's impossible, so I took a picture of the sea, the sky, and the trees surrounding the Nodate seats. There is no fixed time for each movement, and can you feel the "art time" that the timing of the beginning and the end is entrusted to each, like the wind across the sea?
By the way, even during the project, you can appreciate the inside of the building as usual, and the admission fee is the same as usual. I would like to spend plenty of time to take a closer look at the latest architecture such as the optical glass stage and the 100-meter gallery of the summer shining light, historical buildings, and Mr. Sugimoto's art works.
We talked to Mr. Sugimoto, the founder of the foundation.
"This is the first time for a contemporary art project, but we decided to hold it in response to Mr. Tino's passion. Enoura Observatory has one of the purpose of its establishment to enjoy art in the nature of Odawara today. When I watched the live work of, I felt once again that it had a wonderful sense of unity with the sound of the wind and the barking of birds, so it had an affinity with Mr. Tino's world view. "
This event has ended.
color: # 0000ff; "> 《Tino Sehgal @ Enoura Observatory yet untitled》
[Session] October 4th-November 4th, 2019
[Venue] Odawara Cultural Foundation Enoura Observatory
[Visit time] Morning session (10: 00-13: 00) / Afternoon session (13: 30-16: 30)
[Closed days] Tue, Wed, New Year holidays and temporary closed days
・ When purchasing from the Internet in advance → Morning and afternoon: 3000 yen (excluding tax)
・ For same-day tickets → Morning and afternoon: 3500 yen (excluding tax)
* Same-day tickets will not be sold if the capacity is reached.
* The "Tino Sehgal @ Enoura Observatory yet untitled " project is included in the above admission fee.
Outline of the event
Odawara Cultural Foundation Enoura Observatory
This cultural complex was created by contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. It consists of a gallery building, a stone stage, an outdoor (optical glass) stage, a tea room, a garden, a traditional Japanese-style gate, and a reception building.