コメ展

System design, Programming, Planning

Installation, 2014 at wow inc. Contribution: Software, Hardware Vimeo About the Work The exhibition KOME: The Art of Rice, directed by Taku Satoh and Shinichi Takemura, was held at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in 2014. The theme of the exhibition was Japan’s...

Installation, 2014
at wow inc.

Contribution: Software, Hardware

Vimeo

About the Work
The exhibition KOME: The Art of Rice, directed by Taku Satoh and Shinichi Takemura, was held at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in 2014. The theme of the exhibition was Japan’s unique culture and life, interconnected through rice. Various artists showed work from their own unique and original perspective. WOW created and displayed an interactive art piece called He who does not work, shall not eat, where participants take part in a simulated experience of rice production, taking us from the rice paddies to finished polished rice.
About the Exhibition
Harvested paddy rice is threshed in a rice thresher, and split into its two parts; the rice hull (seed) and the stem. Using a rice huller, brown rice is extracted by removing the hull. After that, the outer bran covering of the brown rice is removed, finally producing white rice. By incorporating the turning of a handle attached to a device, we designed an interactive art work that allowed visitors to experience and re-discover the whole process of rice
harvesting, grain threshing, bran removal and rice polishing.

作品について
21_21 DESIGN SIGHTにて佐藤卓氏・竹村真一氏ディレクションの企画展として開催された「コメ展」。 コメが紡ぐ日本独自の文化や生命をテーマとし、色々な作家が独自の視点で作品を出展した。 その中でWOWは、田んぼに並ぶ稲が白米になるまでの過程を疑似体験できるインタラクティブ作品「働かざるもの、食うべからず」を制作し展示した。
展示について
コンバインによって収穫された稲はコンバインの中で脱穀され、種子の部分であるモミと茎の部分とに分けられる。 そしてモミはモミ摺り機によって、モミ殻を除去され、玄米が取り出される。 さらにその玄米は精米機によって表面を覆うヌカが除去され、ようやく白米になる。装置に取り付けられたハンドルを回すことによって、白米ができるまでの、収穫・脱穀・モミ摺り・精米という一連の工程を遊びながら楽しく体験でき、再認識できるインタラクティブな作品に設計した。

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Staff
Art Director/Planner: Daihei Shibata
Programmer: Hiroki Sato
Music: Tomohiro Nagasaki
Producer: Fumihito Anzai
Organized by: 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, THE MIYAKE ISSEY FOUNDATION
Exhibition Directors: Taku Satoh, Shinichi Takemura

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Title: He who does not work, neither shall he eat

Year: 2014
Type: Installation