The Performing City

HOTEI, Konanchi, Japan
ITO HOUSE (2005)
HOTEI, Konanchi, Japan

The Hotei Area is located in the North West side of Nagoya, an area designated as a redevelopment site by a Government urban renewal program. The Performing City is a site-specific project, which represents a ‘theatrical transformation’ from the old into the new, intended to include the city of Nagoya’s transformation as a part of an artwork; it is also designed to influence part of the development plan. As part of the project the statue is covered with a dust sheet created by the artist during the repair work. This sheet acts as a theatrical device, drawing attention to and partially obscuring the statue.

Photo: +gallery, Young In Hong