The Matter of Facts Tokyo Installation, PAN- PROJECTS Japan, Minato-ku Architecture Photos
The Matter of Facts Tokyo
13 Oct 2021
Design: PAN- PROJECTS, London
Location: Central Information of the National Art Center, 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558, Japan
The Matter of Facts Tokyo by PAN- PROJECTS
PAN- PROJECTS is a London-based architectural design practice comprised of Yuriko Yagi and Kazumasa Taka-da. Yagi and Takada develop projects by focusing on the unique culture and history of a given place, and by placing value on the intricately entangled elements they find in these places, they attempt to create harmony.
In The Matter of Facts, they make use of printed matter as a building material. The printed matter is related to the cancellation and postponement of events and other activities due to the coronavirus crisis. For the most part, it is PR information is-sued by public agencies and commercial facilities in the Tokyo metropolitan area. The work, consisting of a large quantity of accumulated printed matter, serves both as a means of communicating facts and preserving traces. It was intended to confirm the urban memory of the coronavirus crisis while urging viewers to reexamine their present place.
The project is commissioned to PAN- PROJECTS by The National Art Center, Tokyo, and realized through gener-ous support by Nomura Foundation and cooperated by Robert Walters Japan.
This work was designed to urge viewers to reexamine their present place based on an accumulation of perceptible facts.
Since ancient times, human beings have attempted to create social stability by constructing objects that people can rely on in order to ward off the invisible and powerful fear created by things such as epidemics. This method of bol-stering the spiritual foundations of society, which in the past was supported by our faith in a god (i.e., a supernatural entity), was replaced by science as the human race developed. This information enabled us to understand our situa-tion, and provided us with a sense of social and spiritual stability.
However, the emergence of COVID-19 has exposed the extremely precarious nature of this scientific foundation, which underpins the era in which we live, and shaken the social order to the core. This unstable situation, which has given rise to a variety of phenomena that disparage science, and a whirlpool of constantly updated, dubious infor-mation, poses a threat to our lives, and has caused a hazy, elusive sense of anxiety to envelop our society.
This anxiety has upended the foundations of our beliefs. Assuming that this situation emanated from the tangle of dubious information, it would seem that the only option we have is to amass only recognized facts, which can be verified as the truth, and through this action, reaffirm our present place.
The Matter of Facts is an object made up of an accumulation of printed matter dating from and after the time that COVID-19 began to exert an effect on our society. These materials are reflective of things that occurred, or as the case may be, did not occur, as part of wide-ranging trends. In other words, this collection of information mirrors facts that disappeared, changed, newly emerged, and remained the same in our daily lives. By taking a bird’s-eye view of the changes that occurred in our surroundings, and joining them together, we arrive at a technique of counteracting the elusive sense of anxiety by reaffirming our present place on our own scale as individual people.
The Matter of Facts Tokyo, Japan – Installation Information
Project name: The Matter of Facts
Architecture Firms: PAN- PROJECTS
Website: PAN- PROJECTS: https://pan-projects.com/
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Completion Year: August, 2021
Gross Built Area: 10m2
Project location: Tokyo, Japan (7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558)
Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+National+Art+Center,+Tokyofirstname.lastname@example.org,139.72418,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x60188b7bf6ceeb3f:0x4025f2eaf2aa9d18!8m2!3d35.665289!4d139.726374
Photo credits: PAN- PROJECTS
PAN- PROJECTS: Yuriko Yagi, Kazumasa Takada
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Organizer: The National Art Center, Tokyo
Construction & Millworks: accamplish Co., Ltd.
Web (accamplish) : https://accamplish.com/
Date: August 11 (Wed.)– December 20 (Mon.), 2021
Closed on Tuesdays (except for November 23)
Opening Hours: Follows the opening hours of the National Art Center, Tokyo
Venue: Central Information of the National Art Center, Tokyo (7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558)
Supported by: Nomura Foundation
Cooperated by: Robert Walters Japan
This project is an altered version of our previous project Paper Pavilion which PAN- PROJECTS designed for CHART, Copenhagen Art Fair in 2017:
The Matter of Facts Tokyo Installation images / information received 121021 from PAN- PROJECTS
Location: National Art Center, 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558, Japan, eastern Asia
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