Artistたべ・けんぞう TABE Kenzo
ExhibitionThe 16th UBE Biennale
PlaceTokiwa Park
MaterialMixed Media

Today’s cities breath out trash. Abandoned electric appliances and industrial goods are particularly notorious. Cars, motorcycles, refrigerators, televisions, audio devices, gas appliances, and so on – once the covers are removed from these ordinary wastes, however, they seem to arouse romantic imagination in the sculptor, as if they are treasures in a treasure trove or stardust. Parts from these devices are piled up in a cylindrical tower rising at 5 meters. When motors left with some power are used to rotate wings and fans, or when their rotation functions as percussion instruments and plays music, “the trash has transformed into stardust”, according to the sculptor. As you stand near the pine forest of Tokiwa Park and listen to the wind floating above the lake water, you will notice how the abandoned parts glitter in the sun and transform into an open-air instrument playing jingling sound.
Document ID21574