2013 Nagasaki (Japan)
2012 Shibuya; Hiroshima; Tottori; Fukushima (Japan)
2011 Kita-kyusyu; Fukui; Itabashi; Ishikawa (Japan)
2010 Chiba; Fukui (Japan)
2005 Yamaguchi; Takeo, Saga (Japan)
2004 Mexico; Shanghai; Akashi
A DAY (Rhythms of life)
MeSci (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)
Time! Time! Time! exhibition (2003)
An installation about circadian cycles, “A DAY (Rhythms of life)” was produced for the Time! Time! Time! exhibition held 2003/3/19-6/30 at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
With the energy it receives from the Sun, our world lives and breathes.
This world runs on a 24-hour cycle: night and day, repeating ceaselessly, day after day.
This exhibit takes as a theme one of the almighty biological clocks: the circadian cycle, and is composed of 11 videos ranging from the Sun and tides, to the weather, bacteria, plants, insects, animals, the human body, and city life.
Eleven fast-motion videos, in which one day has been compressed into 96-seconds, play simultaneously, side by side. A space that provides a glimpse at cross sections of our world as they proceed in parallel: wildflowers in the fields begin to blossom, as children run about a school ground before the morning bell; and the ocean reaches high tide, as lights go on in apartment windows…
Held 2003/3/19 – 6/30
Organized by MeSci (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)
Supervisory assistance: Kenji Tomioka (Okayama University), Shinichi Inoue (Yamaguchi University)
Planning/direction: Yoshiaki Nishimura (Living World)
Design collaboration: Tariho Fujimoto (Living World)
Filming assistance: Kiyuna Farm (Ogimi, Okinawa); Tamagawa University, Faculty of Agriculture, Entomology lab; Izumi Elementary School (Suginami, Tokyo); Masae Shirasaki
Data: Takao Kondo (Nagoya University), Kuniaki Otsuka (Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Medical Center East)
System production: GK Tech (Ryuichi Iwamasa, Takahiro Shinkai, Masamitsu Yamawaki)
Editorial assistance: Yasunobu Kasuga (O:g)
Sound design: Kyo Ichinose
English translation: Pamela Miki
Installation design support: Musegram (Kimie Matsumura, Jotaro Shibuya)
Display construction: Nomura Co., Ltd.
Special thanks to Masami Sasaki, Masao Ono, Akira Hiratsuka, the Sakura Mansion superintendent, Haruka Yazaki, Kyoko Matsuda, Hitoshi Takahashi, Yuichi Inomata, Kazunori Fujimoto, Mariko Takahashi, By the Sea, Tenkachaya, Takuya Shimada, Maholo Uchida, Asyl Design