075 Tokyo Tree Pavillon

Ephemeral Installation

The installation is conceived as a library – an experiment to capture the essence of a place. A place not only for acquiring knowledge but for experiencing a remote and diverse culture. An opportunity to take a glimpse at the kaleidoscopical moments of this extraordinary city. Here one can find time and space – specific situations, moments, languages, traditions and sounds spread around the garden under the tree of the Ayumi Gallery.

Using QR scans visitors are invited to unveil and experience a fraction of the city and its intangible qualities: from smells of plants, to local sounds, spoken stories and rituals. The map of Jerusalem is scaled into the garden letting each GR reveal a site specific moment in time according to each real location: moments from the east are situated in the east side of the garden, moments from the west will be found in the west.

The Ayumi Gallery garden is transformed into a living dome of cultural richness. The typical Jerusalem dome (appearing 2048 times only in the Old-City of Jerusalem) is reinterpreted: from a solid dome it becomes an ephemeral one, built from a series of poles creating its distinct silhouette. Its pole represents the abundance of colours, situations and stories the city carries.

Tokyo, Japan
25m2 Temporary Installation
Completed 2019
StudioPEZ, Lila Chitayat, STUDIO LinC Masayuki Kishi, Ayumi Suzuki, Arieh Rosen _ Embassy of Israel in Japan; Sound: Emmanuel Witzthum; Photography Artist: Eitan Witkon Constructed by: Okaken Koji Co., Ltd
Date: October 12, 2020