nendo : invisible outlines

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  • 2017.04
for Milan Design Week

We tend to perceive the existence and positioning of objects by subconsciously following “outlines”, and by distinguishing the “inside and outside” of these contours. This also means that objects with obscure outlines cannot always be identified as objects, and conversely if outlines are visible, that information which is not visible can be subconsciously supplemented.
The exhibition takes this fundamental principle into account, and the following ideas were implemented as a theme. The existence of items are blurred by manipulating outlines in various ways, or the viewers can recognize some existence of an item visually in their minds by making invisible outlines visible. In total 16 collections were amassed including the following: “border table” which presents a fragmented contour of rooms, “trace collection” capturing “traces” of movement, “un-printed material”, a piece that portrays various forms and expressions of paper through outline, “80 sheets of mountains” which features mountain range using outlines with cut and elongated sheet material, “objectextile” a collaboration project with Jil Sander, where contours of 3D objects are retrieved and turned into textile, and “jellyfish vase” a new piece that attempts to reestablish the relationship between vase and water with colour boundaries.invisible_outline_sketchinvisible_outlines01_takumi_ota invisible_outlines02_takumi_ota invisible_outlines03_takumi_ota invisible_outlines04_takumi_ota invisible_outlines05_takumi_ota invisible_outlines06_takumi_ota invisible_outlines07_takumi_ota invisible_outlines08_takumi_otainvisible_outlines09_takumi_ota invisible_outlines10_takumi_ota invisible_outlines11_takumi_ota

Collaborator : tom, syk, mor, abe
Photographer : Takumi Ota