Sapporo

Documentary about the project, 16 min.17, 2018

Maps Data:Google,©2020 CNES/Airbus, Landsat/Copernicus, Maxar Technologies

City Study for Sapporo, Japan
Hecomi Study – Exploring the shape of Sapporo 2018

Sapporo Community Plaza, a cultural complex consisting of an art exchange center, a theater, and a library. Three works, “Shape of Sapporo”, a three-dimensional work “Hecomi Study for Sapporo”, and “Illustrated Book of Sapporo’s Shape” were permanently installed in the two atrium spaces.

“Shape of Sapporo”, which outlines the border between the city and nature/waterfront, scattered green areas, parks and so on, was adopted from aerial photographs of the Sapporo area. “Illustrated Book of Sapporo’s Shape” comprises of 51 parts that were divided according to the flow of rivers through the city and arranged on the wall. “Hecomi Study for Sapporo” is a sculpture made from combing and folding these parts. The three works are made in a way that allows viewers to walk around them and play puzzles in their mind.
Copyright©2018 City of Sapporo All right Reserved. SAPPORO COMMUNITY PLAZA

 芸術交流センター、劇場、図書館などからなる文化複合施設・札幌市民交流プラザ。その二つの吹き抜け空間に平面作品「札幌のかたち」、立体作品「札幌の凹みスタディ」、壁面に「札幌かたち図鑑」の三作品を恒久設置した。
 札幌市付近の航空写真から、市街地と自然・水際の境目、点在する緑地、公園などの輪郭を写しとった「札幌のかたち」を河川の流れ等で51個のパーツに分け壁面に並べたのが「札幌かたち図鑑」、それら全パーツを組み合わせ、折りたたみながら造形したものが「札幌の凹みスタディ」だ。鑑賞者が三作品を巡り、想像の中でパズル遊びをできるような仕掛けをつくりだした。

Photo by Tsubasa Fujikura

Hecomi Study for Sapporo
札幌の凹みスタディ

620 x 700 x 580 cm
Carbon, Stainless steel

Shape of Sapporo
札幌のかたち

560 x 500 cm
Carbon, Stainless steel

Illustrated Book of Sapporo’s Shape
札幌かたち図鑑

3000 x 500 cm
Aluminium