Go, see and feel the world of art
File.20 Tino Segal @ Enoura Weather Station yet untitled
Miyuki Inoue (Magcal Editorial Department)
``Odawara Cultural Foundation Enoura Weather Station'' is an art space designed by contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. The grounds overlooking the sea are lined with buildings that utilize the latest technology, historical buildings, and stones with various stories, creating an attractive space that is difficult to explain.
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On October 4, 2019, "Tino Sehgal @ Enoura Weather Station yet untitled" started here. The museum has previously held performances of traditional performing arts, but this is its first contemporary art project since it opened in October 2017.
Tino Sehgal was born in London in 1976 and is currently based in Berlin. He recently choreographed for the Paris Opera Ballet, and is known for his happening-like works that do not leave any records. In other words, the work remains only in the memory of the visitor who witnessed it.
“My work is 4-dimensional (*Editor's note: 3-dimensional + time axis) . I have no problem with it being recorded in text, but I don't want it to be taken as a photo or video and left as a 2-dimensional work. No.'' (Mr. Sehgal)
After registering at the waiting building, we headed through the Meigetsu-mon gate, which was built during the Muromachi period as the main gate of Meigetsu-in, a member of the Kenchoji school of the Rinzai sect, and headed for the place where Mr. Sehgal's live work would be held.
On this day, perhaps because a typhoon had passed in the distance, the sea and sky were as blue as midsummer, but the wind was strong and the surrounding trees were rustling.
Since ``live work'' takes place outdoors, the audience is influenced by the temperature, sky pattern, and color of the sea. Does this mean that nature can also be experienced as part of art?
The "live work" will be held at the "Nodate Seat" located ahead. There, several "interpreters" used their voices and bodies to create a unique space while harmonizing with the sound of the wind and the chirping of birds.
“In Japan, there is a small difference between nature and culture (things created by humans), and I am intrigued by the connection between the traditional world and the modern world.This place in particular is a great place to express yourself while feeling the ocean and nature. So it's meaningful for me to present my live work here.'' (Mr. Sehgal)
Since no photography was allowed during the live work, I took photos of the sea, sky, and trees surrounding the open air seats. Can you feel the ``artful time'' in which there is no set time for each movement, and the timing of the beginning and end is left to each individual, like the wind crossing the sea?
By the way, you can still view the museum as usual during the project, and the admission fee is the same as usual. You'll want to take plenty of time to explore the latest architecture, such as the optical glass stage and the Summer Solstice Light 100 Meter Gallery, historical buildings, and Mr. Sugimoto's artwork.
We spoke to Mr. Sugimoto, the founder of the foundation.
“This is our first contemporary art project, but we decided to hold it in response to Mr. Tino's passion.One of the founding purposes of the Enoura Weather Observatory is to enjoy art in the natural surroundings of Odawara.Today. When I saw his live work, there was a wonderful sense of unity with the sound of the wind and the chirping of birds, so I once again felt that there is an affinity with Tino's worldview.''
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《Tino Sehgal @ Enoura Weather Station yet untitled》
[Period] October 4th to November 4th, 2019
[Venue] Odawara Cultural Foundation Enoura Weather Station
[Visit times] Morning session (10:00-13:00) / Afternoon session (13:30-16:30)
[Closed days] Tuesdays, Wednesdays, year-end and New Year holidays, and temporary closing days
・If purchased in advance online → Morning session, Afternoon session: 3000 yen (excluding tax)
・For same-day tickets → Morning session, Afternoon session: 3500 yen (excluding tax)
*Tickets will not be sold on the day if the capacity is reached.
*The project “Tino Sehgal @ Enoura Weather Station yet untitled ” is included in the above entry fee.