Ayumi Kato, Masahiko Watanabe, Yusuke Fukazawa, Tomomasa Sato, Taketoshi Mori: World Eco-Tope




 
  • ©, Ayumi Kato, Masahiko Watanabe, Yusuke Fukazawa, Tomomasa Sato, and Taketoshi Mori

  • ©, Ayumi Kato, Masahiko Watanabe, Yusuke Fukazawa, Tomomasa Sato, and Taketoshi Mori


Artist Statement:


    World Eco-tope is an intuitive tele-presence art work that enables audience to feel distant country’s real time weather closely. There is no need to utilize expressions of letters, weather symbols, or voice of weather forecaster. They emphasis on “intuitiveness” to design it. Any audience from children to elderly can enjoy the weather of distant countries, including the ones they do not even know of.

    The installation owns two features: direct touchable manipulation of designating the location by the globe and comprehensive understanding of the weather by the biotope. As for the former, circle-shaped variable resistor and line-shaped one are embedded to the bottom and bow of the globe respectively. As for the latter, they reproduce the weather in the biotope by controlling three devices so as to reflect natural phenomenon including floating water down to the earth, changing lightness by sun or moon, and trees blown by the wind.