Generative drawing for Japanese paper house 2.0 is not a new work of art. It made its debut in 2019. However, it has evolved a bit since (hence the “2.0”).
Three years ago, it felt a bit unfinished. And as a matter of fact, Goro Murayama kept on working on it even during the Triennale. I don’t think it is because he was running late, but rather, it was the point. The work was supposed to grow and evolve with time. The first floor was finished by the end of the Spring session of 2019, and it hasn’t changed since as you can see below.
In case you’re not familiar with the artwork, all the patterns come from natural elements. Here, they represent wildflowers that can be found on Ogijima.
It’s the upstairs part of the house that justifies the “2.0” addendum to the title. If I remember correctly, I think that the original plan was that Goro Murayama was going to regularly come and work on the house between 2019 and 2022. But just like many other things, plans had to be changed because of the pandemic.
He managed to come at the beginning of the year, though, and here is what the upstairs looks like now.
You have understood that the patterns on the second floor are the same as the seashells and sea snails exhibited in the room too.
It is my understanding that the artwork is set to evolve again at a later date.
Oh, and if you want a virtual visit to the place, why don’t you watch the video below?
That’s all for today. Stay tuned for more.
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