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Collected Remembrance -Fieldart in Kodaira-
Field Art 002

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Kodaira is interesting place. It is the suburbs for about 30 minutes from the center part of Tokyo. There is a pastoral atmosphere in spite of being moderately modernized town. However, many residents do not know that the land was once dotted with military facilities. It may be the land by which a certain history has been divided in a sense. In this project, I interviewed people of the area to collect their voice which have weathered by progress of time and the facts which have buried in history, and they are mapped on a map of space-time. Thereby, audience can experience memory of various persons and feeling over the area which has been changed with the times simultaneously.

How do we form the collage of memory about our “places”?
Whether audience can bring each person’s experience their homes through this project?

Process

1.I chose about 30 candidates in a broad age who lives or lived in Kodaira city in Tokyo, and interviewed with them about following questions.
“Would you tell us the most impressive event in your memory in Kodaira or near this city? When and where it was occurred?”

2.And the candidate writes about the information of the place where the occurrence happened.

3.Furthermore the sounds of interviews are laid out on a spatial-temporal map of by inputting data such as the position, time, etc. to the database.

4.Then, 3D-map, created with the information, is projected on the external wall of a gallery. Participants’ positions and walking speeds are perceived by a sensor, and they move like a virtual reality in the inside of the map between space-time.

Interaction

The participant can trace back to the past by one’s action on the old maps of Kodaira from 1920 to present that are arranged spatial-temporal.
A yellow light spot shows the participant’s position on a spatial-temporal 3D-map which is projected on the external wall of a gallery. The walking speeds of the viewers correspond with the progress of time, and if they move quickly, they can be traced back to the past so quickly. Moreover, the central axis of the map shifts to front direction and counter direction whenever viewers move in order to display the map to all the corners.
If the participant seldom moves, time on this map returns to the present. If an audience approaches the blue point on the map, the sound of an interview will be reproduced from headphone.
Thus, as if the participant collects and gleans the memories in connection with the “place” of the time, one can search for a map and one can listen to people’s experience.

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