|- toshihiro komatsu home||Observatory||展望台|
Special Projects Fall 1999
Long Island City, New York, U.S.A.
mirror, aluminum, wood, enamel, backdrop paper
アメリカ合衆国 ニューヨーク市 ロングアイランドシティ
|view into periscope at P.S.1
looking into the lower gallary where the exhibition "Promise of Photography" is on view.
Promise of Photography展が開催中の下階の展示室を覗く
Since 1988, I have been creating spatial works, which often depend on the physical space in which they are located. My installations are created especially for a specific museum space or other institutionalized spaces and are composed by not only a group of objects displayed in the exhibition space but also by the entire environment (outside the museum). Some installations make visitors experience the surrounding art space and the outdoor environment. The periscopes are entirely made with inward-facing mirrors inside to compose a structure of a square tube, embedded into the wall or the floor of the exhibition space to reach the viewer's sight into the lower galleries and beyond the wall where the another exhibition is on view. The periscopes extend our sense of space breaking down the physical and structural limit of architectural container.