Tengshing KAZAMA

PORTFOLIO

tengshing01

tengshing01

Mountain
2010
helium gas, balloon (vinyl chloride), net (mesh-4mm polyethylene), grommet, rubber rope, pile, [the existing park]
15,000 × 15,000 × 20,000 mm

Description
“There was a great nature in front of me.”
“When I tried to imitate it, I could feel my body.”
“The nature change easily. sometime swelled, sometimes shake suddenly and sank. My part would be part of nature? Or nature is my part?”

「大きな自然があった。」
「真似てみたら、自分の身体が体感できた。」
「大きく盛り上がったり、急に揺られて沈んだり、一体どこまでが僕でどこまでが僕ではないんだろう。」




tengshing02

tengshing02

Screen
2010
net, aluminum porosity panel, wood, plywood, aluminum frame, [the existing way]
910 × 2,700 × 50 mm (×3)

Description
“I found many lines of gaps.”
“When I walked and looked at them, shining waves began to move along.”
“When we walk, the landscape is not the same. However, we never notice these changes. We forget discovering in our common life.”

「隙間がいっぱい並んでいた。」
「歩いて見ていたら、光の波が動き出した。」
「一歩ずつ歩くたびに風景が変わっているのに、ぼくらはそれに慣れすぎている。」




tengshing03

tengshing03

sit.
2010
zen monk, kimono, surplice, slippers, cushion, zen tableware (oryoki), tatami, wood, miniature bulb, [the existing manners]
1,500 × 1,000 × 1,000 mm

Description
“There were manners handed down from ancient times.”
“Imperceptibly, I had been sitting down for one week as same form.”
“Such a beautiful form had never touched nobody's eyes. Since when did religion and art come to be separated?”

「古くからの作法があった。」
「気がついたら、一週間も坐り続けていた。」
「こんなに美しい形が誰の目にも触れないなんて、宗教とアートっていつから別ものになったんだろう。」




tengshing04

tengshing04

stamp.
2010
stainless steel, wood, [the existing snow]
100 × 20,000 × 20,000 mm

Description
“Snow had the form.”
“I stepped on snow and made a big geoglyphs of the form. Then I was very tired.”
“I made it through the night. Then which was disappeared in the twinkling of an eye... How did my energy sublimate perfectly?”

「雪には形があった。」
「大きくして雪に踏みつけたら、酷く疲れた。」
「一晩かけて作ったものが、あっという間に消えていく。あのエネルギーはうまく昇華できたのかな。」




tengshing05

tengshing05

Infinity
2008
glass, mirror, wood, aluminum sash, jack, silk screen printing, [the existing museum]
2,065 × 2,200 × 4,045 mm

Description
“There were marks on the glass of the museum.”
“I made exactly the same glass, so they were not clear in either existing glass or my glass.”
“Like this question: which came first, the chicken or the egg? Have we left something that is still able to produce from scratch in this world?”

「美術館のガラスにマークがあった。」
「同じガラスを作ったら、どちらが美術館かわからなくなった。」
「卵が先か鶏が先か。世の中には、ぼくらが一から作り出せるものなんて残っているのだろうか。」




tengshing06

tengshing06

stand.
2008
helium gas, balloon (vinyl chloride), light aluminum net, rope, weight, [the existing world]
50,000 × 12,000 × 12,000 mm

Description
“Without realizing it tower stood everywhere.”
“It could stand up quickly when I raised with the help of certain power.”
“Are they standing everywhere in order to connect anything? I wonder how can we stand by our own power.”

「いつのまにか鉄塔がたくさん建っていた。」
「ある力を借りて引き上げてみたら、一瞬で立ち上がった。」
「あんなにいっぱい建ってるのは何を繋ぐため?みんな自分の力で立てているのだろうか。」




tengshing07

tengshing07

B.S.P.
2006
net (blue), board (blue), sheet (blue), seal (blue), grommet, carabiner, rope, crane cable, lever block, [the existing street]
30,000 × 30,000 × 300,000 mm

Description
“There was a street that forbidden to pass anything.”
“I tried to pass it to let the blue sky blend.”
“Those people who helped me to neglect their work, I wonder they are referred to as blue-collar?”

「渡す事の許されない道があった。」
「青空に溶け込ませて、渡してみた。」
「自分の仕事も等閑にして手伝ってくれたあの人たちは、ブルーカラーと呼ばれているのかな。」




tengshing08

tengshing08

route.32256
2005
marker, porous panel (1,870×2,450×390), [the existing dots]
2,450 × 23,200 × 21,300 mm

Description
“There were panels with many holes.”
“I tried to connect 9 holes in only one stroke.”
“Then different shapes of 32256 patterns were born. I heard these patterns which anyone cannot be proven even by supercomputers. ”

「穴の開いたパネルがあった。」
「9個の穴と穴を、一筆書きで繋いでみた。」
「すると32256通りもの異なる図形が生まれた。スーパーコンピューターでも証明できない問題らしい。」




tengshing09

tengshing09

pose.
2004
rafter, [the existing pillars]
2,100 × 7,420 × 7,420 mm

Description
“There were pillars in strange shapes.”
“I just selected the shape of pillar and arranged them with using wood.”
“I've leave them in the rain. Then bare trees were distorted more and more. If they are able to continue to rot as it is, will be theirs satisfaction.”

「不思議な形の柱があった。」
「木材で形を抽出して、並べてみた。」
「雨ざらしにしておいたら、裸の木がどんどん歪んでいく。このまま朽ちていければ本望なのに。」




tengshing10

tengshing10

pause.
2004
rope (polypropylene), [the existing hooks]
38,100 × 9,000 × 10,100 mm

Description
“There were unused hooks.”
“I tried the rope off the hooks randomly.”
“I took immersed myself in this act because I didn't want to express any figure. Then the air became comfortable.”

「使用目的が不明なフックがあった。」
「ランダムに、ロープを張り巡らせてみた。」
「何の姿も表したくないから、この行為だけに没頭していたら空気が心地よくなった。」