Plantronica Ube

資料名(日本語)プラントロニカ 宇部
Document NamePlantronica Ube
作者岡田 健太郎 OKADA Kentaro
材質ステンレススチール、ウレタン塗装 /stainless steel, urethane coating
出展第28回UBEビエンナーレ(現代日本彫刻展) 宇部興産グループ賞 Ube Group Prize


At the moment, I use round metal pipe to construct fragments and structures that interest me. I layer not specific shapes, but abstract images on top of each other. I use as inspiration the things that occur to me through daily observation and memories, and using my body and heat I try to find the right shape for the metal. In Ube there are many factories and also many natural areas filled with flora. This sculpture's concept is the shape and structure of both "plants" (i.e. factory and also flora). Born for the environment and for purpose, changing and cycling, the various images and shapes join together, and become one empty cluster, which creates a peculiar shape. The connections between all things in this world have come about through a delicate balance.



Do you like going for walks? I often think (without my phone) while wandering around town. When I was in elementary school, on the way home, I loved discovering mysterious things hidden around my town. When I look back, the town was very small, but I fantasized about many different worlds there. When I was making this sculpture, I collected parts and fragments of worlds that I'm interested in now, and made it into one strange shape. They say when the wind blows, the bucket sellers profit; there are many unexpected things in this universe which affect each other somehow. When I think about how the ordinary everyday things in front of our eyes, (also things we can't see,) are connected to a larger world, I get excited.