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in the rain

雨の持つ多彩な表情を、インスタレーション形式で再構築。

日常に潜み、
時折姿を表す、雨。

空気のように掴めず
瞬間ごとに姿・形を変えるその存在は、
時代を超え、人々を魅了してきました。

ふと、雨を眺めていると
自分自身と対話していることがしばしばあります。

雨は、
自分との対話装置でもあったのです。

この雨が持つ多彩な表情を
インスタレーション形式で再構築したものが、本作品です。

ことばのない
雨だけが降り注ぐ世界で
あなたは何を感じるでしょうか。

Nature is a truth. It is often more than meets the eye because there are some things in nature that are invisible to the human eye. But that doesn’t change the fact that they exist. Rain has a variety of expressions: light rain, heavy rain, sun showers, etc. Sometimes, rain is revered as a blessing from heaven. Other times, it is disliked as a natural disaster. Rain is just rain, but its interpretation depends on the context. I believe rain is beautiful, but some people feel blue when it’s raining.

So, it is my desire to express how rain is beautiful and how nature has a message for us. One day, I was at home watching heavy rainfall. At that moment, I remembered another rainy day and my mind recalled the view, the surroundings, my feelings and so on. I felt like I was communicating with my past self. Then, I realized that rain is a medium which is deeply linked to people’s memories. Creating a rain-filled world, my “rainy world,” may help open the door to people’s pasts.


■ Credit
Concept, Programming: Yuki ANAI
Sound Design: Hideaki TAKAHASHI
Special Thanks: Keisuke SHUTO

■ Exhibition
Ars Electronica Festival 2018
Date: 6th September 2018 – 10th September 2018
Place: POSTCITY, Linz, Austria
Info: ars.electronica.art/error/en/rain/

Magical Museum
Date: 25th August 2018 – 30th September 2018
Place: Fukuokas Asian Art Museum
Info: http://mu-mahoh-fukuoka.com/

IAG AWARDS 2018
Date: 17th May 2018 – 23th May 2018
Place: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
Info: http://kaiyu-art.net/

Kinetica presents Yuki Anai at Sketch
Date: 16th November 2017 – 10th January 2018
Place: Sketch, 9 Conduit Street, W1S 2XG
Info: Kinetica Museum

Zushi Art Festival 2017
Date: 04th October 2017 – 15th October 2017 11:00-18:00
Place: Zushi Hall, Zushi City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Info: http://zushi-art.com/event/2017-in-the-rain

■ Awards
– Mayor of Toshima-Ward Prize @ IAG AWARDS 2018