Wondering

5 Oct 2016

 

As usual, everyone is working quietly on their own today. The sun reflects harshly against the white floor, and guests from Malaysia are experiencing a funny phenomenon: getting sunburnt day after day, here in Okazaki, Japan in mid autumn. The outdoor-tolerant Malaysian guests continue their progress, walking bare feet, sprawled out, or squatting down not minding the wet floor. It’s hotter than I thought it would be, it feels like the summer had decided to continue. As far as photographs go, I cannot tell what country or which season we are in with every little thing among the whiteness creating their own unique atmosphere. This place is becoming an adventurous wonderland. We stay inside during rain, test the wind when they blow, wear sunglasses against the sun and enjoy the drift of the sun-setting sky. Being atop of a slick white building I thought the process might be a little more urban, but I guess this Penang Island-born OPEN GATE is destined to have somewhat of an Asian feel to its space… I still haven’t grasped the full picture of the exhibition. The unseen preparation continues on and on.

 

 

今日も、粛々と思い思いに作業中。床が白いので、日差しの照り返しが強く、マレーシアから来た彼らが、秋の日本の岡崎で、なぜか日に日に日焼けしていく、という現象。そして屋外に強い彼らは、濡れた床も構わず裸足で歩き、寝そべり、座り込み、作業を続ける。予想より暑い、まだ夏が続いているようでもあるし、写真を見る限り、どこの国だか、何の季節だか、白さに紛れて映り込む全てのもの全てが独自の空気感を醸し出す。不思議の国になりつつある。

 

雨の時には室内で、風が出てきたら風を試し、日差しにサングラス、夕日の頃の空の動きを楽しむ。

白いビルの屋上なのでもう少し都会的になるかと思ったけど、ペナン島生まれのこのOPEN GATEは、、やはり、、、どこかアジアの空気漂う独自の空間になるのだろうか、、。しかし未だ全貌見えず。。

それでも水面下での準備はひたすら続く。

 

 

写真:Win Win 

Photograph: Win Win

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