Yasuaki Onishi: reverse of volume RG (things we love)
I love both the installation, and the window into the process of creating it. As Onishi says, the process is not the same as the finished work. But seeing the process does not detract from seeing the finished work either. Worth noting however, there is a world of difference between opening up the process of creating and the marketing/fundraising driven "Open Rehearsals" some performing arts orgs have tried. Anyway, hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Let me know what you think.
In this video by Walley Films, Japanese artist asuaki Onishi uses the simplest materials — plastic sheeting and black hot glue — to create a monumental, mountainous installation, "reverse of volume RG," that appears to float inside of Rice University Art Gallery.
In his installation, "reverse of volume RG," Yasuaki Onishi uses the simplest materials — plastic sheeting and black hot glue — to create a monumental, mountainous form that appears to float in space.
This time-lapse video documents Yasuaki Onishi's Rice University Art Gallery residency from 20 March through 10 April, 2012, during which he and an assistant created "reverse of volume RG."