This is a series that I have been working on since the beginning.
When I was a student, I worked with many different nationalities, so I had many opportunities to think about diversity. I have also seen the reality of constant conflicts due to the clash of values.
I hope to provide an opportunity to think about peace through my work.
World’s Largest Peace Message
Traveled around the world, and the local people in the places he visited turned on and off the GPS loggers, and this world peace message transcended region, race, and religion, and was drawn by people from all over the world.
The letters were distorted because they did not pass through countries where GPS is prohibited (China, Russia, etc.), conflict areas caused by extremists (Iraq), and areas that cannot be visited due to contagious diseases (western Africa). We proved that true REACE can be portrayed when these problems are solved.
* Supported by Japan Airlines
Peace Symbol onto WWⅡ Remains
A peace symbol was drawn on the site of the former Japanese Navy radio base. The center of the mark is the antenna of the former “Naval Wireless Telegraph Station Funabashi”. It is a war heritage known for transmitting the message “Nii Taka Yamanobore 128” (symbol of the start of the Pacific War) to the troops attacking Pearl Harbor.
* Held a workshop for elementary school students, which provided an opportunity for community and peace studies.
Nickname of Atomic Bomb into Hiroshima
Drew GPS art messages on foot, translating the nickname “Little Boy” of the atomic bomb into Japanese, around the site where the bomb was dropped.
By walking around the site of the hypocenter, which was particularly devastated, he was able to learn about the reconstruction of the area and the value of peace.
Nickname of Atomic Bomb into Nagasaki
The concept of Nigel Hall’s sculpture “Entrance to an Unnamed Land”, “the anxiety of entering an unnamed land and the trajectory of wandering in a psychological way”, was recreated with GPS drawings in the surrounding area of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, the exhibition venue.
A text-based guide map was created and placed beside his work. By following the guide map, visitors can experience the concept of the work (wandering in a strange land with only a text-based map and the same sense of anxiety).