Non Pavilion

Invited artist Tokyo University of the Arts Agency For Cultural Affairs



Educational Project for Emerging Artist to Lead Culture in the Next Generation. Tokyo University Of The Arts, 2014

Participators: Miyuki Inoue. Taku Irisawa. Yoi Kawakubo. Kaori Kobayashi. Junji Shiotsu. Kazune Miyakawa.

The Non Pavilion is the product of a derived technologies workshop, led by the invited artist as part of the program promoted by the Ministry of Culture and impulsed by Tokyo Geidai. The pavilion explores the merging of the arts, design and architecture establishing handcrafted techniques and traditional japanese constructive techniques of contemporary fabrication.

With the involvement of conceptual artists and wood, metal, glass and stone crafters; the intervention develops components that move from aestheticism to functionalism. Operated as grounds, furniture and covers. The pavilion takes part on the installations of the Gedai Campus and it is also a space open for graduate students to experiment.

The pavilion undraws its limits turning them into thresholds that explore more the areas of ambiance and environment than space. This atmospheric condition is achieved blurring the basic spatial building elements; soils, roofs; and transforming them into operative systems. Walls disappear announcing the death of the box as an exposition space and lets art unleash along the components in a dynamic way.The pavilion does not aspire to estatize the installations or artistic interventions, serving just as a support but as a joint effort to explore said atmospheric condition, where there are no disciplinary limits. The fabrication techniques applied, derive from the traditional japanese constructive system Itakura, developing an intermediate technique that updates the methods, materials, tools; and through hybrid digital fabrication protocoles and hand assembling, it finds a technology that moves through time, shifting through traditions, knowledge, and local culture, and the advances on Japanese´ cultural engineering.