MIRAI | emmanuelle moureaux
Photo credit: photo: Daisuke Shima
100 years to come in 100 colors
Known for her large-scale installations, Emmanuelle Moureaux’s first public art sculpture has been unveiled in the new well-being distric in Tokyo, Japan.
The sculpture is titled ‘mirai’, meaning ‘the future’ in Japanese. As part of Moureaux’s ongoing ‘100 colors’ installation series, ‘mirai’ visualizes the next 100 years to come (2020 to 2119) in 100 different shades of colors.
Standing at 4 meters in height, composed of 592 layered big numbers, the structure of the sculpture provides a big enough gap in between the years to allow children to interact with the piece. Furthermore, when looking inside the body of the sculpture, passersby will notice that the colorful future is in fact supported structurally by the past, which is represented by white numbers.
‘mirai’ is on permanent display in GREEN SPRINGS at the tachikawa stage garden entrance plaza.
“100 years condensed in mirai
To welcome a lot of dreams
The city will change as people change
2020 will become the past
Dreams overlapping with years
Creating an infinity of colors
Dreams condensed in condensed 100 years
Smile and imagine
Sculpture Title: mirai
Artist: emmanuelle moureaux
Year: 2020 (permanent)
Size: 4m (height) x 1.9m (width) x 1.6m (depth)
Material: stainless steel, paint
100 colors series: 100 colors no.33
Venue: Green Springs Tachikawa Stage Garden entrance plaza, Tachikawa, Tokyo (JAPAN)
Venue details: https://greensprings.jp/en/