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Leandro Erlich

Palimpsest: Pond of Sky. 2018

"Palimpsest" - the title of this piece - means "a manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing". Light reflects on the surface of the large pond surrounded by corridors in the centre of KINARE and reflects the sky above and the KINARE building like a mirror.
Although it seems unusual at first sight, when visitors move up to the second floor of the building and look at the pond from above, they are able to notice the mysterious phenomenon that the mirror image of the building in the pond acts as a mirror and from a certain point of view, the mirror image combined with the natural reflection of the water perfectly matches the museum building to create the illusion of reflection.

Tokamachi area.
Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art [KINARE]

© Photo: Osamu Nakamura
Courtesy of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale

Echigo-Tsumari Triennale 2018 - photos

29 July - 17 September 2018, Echigo-Tsumari region, Japan. General Director: Fram Kitagawa. About 360 works by artists, architects, and performers from 44 countries unfolded over 760 square kilometers.

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