Rintaro Hara | Works
- Material: water, monitor, motor, bath additive, artificial grass, hose, wood
- Year: 2008
- Place: KAWASAKI CITY MUSEUM, Kanagawa
Ishin-DenshinIshin-DenshinIshin-Denshin“Push”, “pull”, “turn”; fundamental gestures that we do almost unconsciously in our daily lives remain surprisingly simple even in the 21st century where digital technology has become pervasive in our day-to-day experience. For example, opening a door, holding the steering wheel of a car, clicking on a mouse – these actions are neither prioritized, nor do they have inherent merits; they are extremely simple physical behaviors. However, you can discover major differences in these actions. In a word, the more that high-technology is embedded into events that are caused as the result of these actions, the more complicated the next step after these actions will become, and the structure will begin to disappear from our view. As we go on seeking out more and more convenience in our day-to-day lives, rather than a “darkness around the corner” blotted out by invisible systems, we can imagine a situation in which there is an increasingly accelerating “black box around the corner”. At home, computers and cellphones will become controllers for electrical appliances like washing machines and televisions, while even furniture like desks and couches may be connected to a network. In this installation, I make an attempt to ironically express our day-to-day lives, gradually being overtaken by advanced digital technologies, by replacing them with a primitive system that uses water as its medium.