Pre-event: Premiere of the VR work by ARAKAWA＋Madeline Gins
- August 25, 2022
The Process in Question/Bridge of Reversible Destiny, 1973 - 89
Photo: Norihiro Ueno
© 2016 Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Madeline Gins.
ARAKAWA and Madeline Gins, who both refer to themselves as "coordinologists," meaning creators who unify philosophy, science, and art, have collaborated since the early 1960s. The Process in Question/Bridge of Reversible Destiny (1973-89) was a project to build a bridge designed by ARAKAWA and Gins over the Moselle River in the French city of Epinard, which was the first architectural work conceived by them. Although this project never came to fruition, a 1/10 scale model of the 140m long bridge was made under the supervision of ARAKAWA and Gins, and the model is included in this exhibition.
During the Aichi Triennale 2022, The Process in Question/Bridge of Reversible Destiny -- 2022 VR Version, created by a development team led by physicist and media artist Takashi Ikegami, will be open to the public for the first time in September. We will hold a celebratory pre-event to mark the premiere of the VR work. Members of Alternative Machine, led by Takashi Ikegami, and Momoyo Homma, director of ARAKAWA + Madeline Gins Tokyo Office, have been invited to talk about the development of the VR work and how the architectural project was conceived by ARAKAWA and Gins.
Date and Time: 14:30-16:00 (Doors Open: 14:15), Friday, September 2, 2022 (on-site only)
Venue: Large Rehearsal Room, Aichi Arts Center B2F | Capacity: 100
Momoyo Homma (Director, ARAKAWA + Madeline Gins Tokyo Office)
Takashi Ikegami (Chief Scientific Officer, Alternative Machine Inc./ Professor, University of Tokyo)
Atsushi Masumori (Chief Executive Officer, Alternative Machine Inc.)
Itsuki Doi (Senior Researcher, Alternative Machine Inc.)
Moderator: Kana Uo (Curatorial Project Manager, Aichi Triennale 2022)
Premiere of The Process in Question/Bridge of Reversible Destiny -- 2022 VR Version
The Process in Question/Bridge of Reversible Destiny -- 2022 VR Version, created by a development team led by physicist and media artist Takashi Ikegami, will be open to the public for the first time during the Aichi Triennale 2022 for a limited four-day period only. This is an opportunity to virtually experience the first architectural project by ARAKAWA and Gins, which was never realized, in VR.
September 3 (Sat) 10:00-13:00、15:00-17:30
September 4 (Sun) 10:00-13:00、15:00-17:30
September 17 (Sat) 10:00-13:00、15:00-17:30
September 18 (Sun) 10:00-13:00、15:00-17:30