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This was an installation art work which was exhibited in Berrick Hall, one of old western-style houses and local authorized historical architectures, as a formal program of the 5th Yamate Art Festival.
The house is in about 2,000㎡site with tidy lawn and trees. Basically it is Spanish style, the popular one at the time in America, with orange colored roof tiles, stucco wall and arch windows, but it has an exotic façade with a few small Islamic motif windows of 2nd floor. About interior design, it is integrated with beige colored walls, dark brown colored wooden decorations and moss green colored steel openings. Furthermore the entrance and the stair hall have nifty white and black colored floor tiles and dignified iron works.
The art work “Molecular Cluster” was opened in the living room in this house. This room, about 100 ㎡ having a sun room called “palm room”, was placed next to the entrance hall with plenty daylight from 3 wall sides. For 80 years since this house was born, this room must be the space for many meetings and communications. So at our designing for this space, we set the theme “visualization of memory carved into this space”. Every individual memory was linked beyond time and space, and composed the memory of space looking like molecular model. The memory was described with clear balloon material. The reason why we selected it was because of its weightless looking and existence on border between visibility and invisibili-ty. About 1,000 balloons were connected in a certain way to express a long cluster of memories. This clus-ter surrounded visitors in the room, floating in the air and making a circular arc pattern. Moreover, it was heap up at the corner of room and rolled over underfoot. Visitors could enjoy the beautiful room interior and the strange feeling of molecular cluster of memory, walking freely through balloons loop. And it meant that the facts of these visitors’ stay there also were added to the memory of space. The memory of space which appeared by an operation of visualization for a limited time only, it was our art work “Molecular Cluster”.