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  • Kazuyuki Hashimoto

Tokyo University of the Arts International Exchange Building “Ever-changing Public Art” has been ...

Today, a ceremony to commemorate the completion of the International Exchange Building at Tokyo University of the Arts was held. Designed by Kengo Kuma Office, works by seven different teams were installed on the exterior walls as ``ever-changing public art.'' Laboratory 9 was also in charge of one of them.

Work title: ARTS⇄LOVE⇄WALL -Art goes beyond walls-

We started this project with the belief that art can transcend walls and boundaries by ``knowing others'' and ``thinking about others.''

At the University of the Arts, there are many things you don't know about other departments and graduate schools, so there are surprisingly few opportunities to interact or see their works.

We plan to access the web by reading the two-dimensional code attached to the exterior wall and have students, alumni, research labs, etc. of the University of the Arts submit videos, and the video works will be shown in the cafeteria in the exchange building. Until then, we are not accepting submissions, but during the period until spring, we will be introducing works by design students, laboratories, and graduates on a trial basis. The project included a web system, believing that getting to know each other on campus, where there are few opportunities for interaction, is the first step toward interaction.

The project started three years ago, but there were many twists and turns, and the plan was changed one month ago. I felt like I was going to give up, but I managed to create a system like this in a short period of time. Thanks to everyone on the team, we managed to complete it.

It will continue to change in the future.


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