Lat/Long Project 2012 墨東まち見世 BOKUTO MACHI MISE “100days-project”

BOKUTO MACHI MISE 2012 100 Days Project

Period: 10 December, 2011 〜 18 March, 2012

Venue: Through the 100days research of the region, I installed installation for 11 locations and Contemporary Art Factory in Sumida-Ward Tokyo, Japan

A project that celebrates our day to day lives.


Immediately after The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, I joined in with volunteer activities to clean up the towns in which everything from addresses to daily lives had been flushed away by the tsunami. In the face of such brutality that I had never experienced previously, I asked myself :“Where do I stand now?”Through contacting people who had lost everything from homes to families, I came to realise over again that one’s identity is supported by past relationships with others, memories and registers, which at the same time brought me a sense of uncertainty of my own identity.
Since the experience, I started to search for a way to regain a sense of being here and now, including the preciousness of day to day life and also the feeling of the ground under my feet. In Lat/Long Project which took place in various locations, I decorated the daily scenes with some festive objects and the coordinates of latitude and longitude, and attempted to present the entire scenery as an artwork.
When you indicate locations on earth with numerical coordinates and not with given names, a certain sense of equality is achieved across all places. As a result, the project offers an opportunity for us to realise that any piece of land on this planet can be important to living beings and thus can be viewed equally.


墨東まち見世  2011  “100日プロジェクト”




私はその経験を通して、当たり前の日常の尊さ、自分の足下の大地の感触と、今ここにいる、という感覚を改めて実感する方法はないかと模索し始めました。Lat/Long projectでは、各地で日常風景の中に祝祭のイメージのオブジェとその場所の緯度経度の座標の数字を飾り、風景自体を作品にするプロジェクトを試みました。


Special Thanks:(敬称略)

現代美術製作所・曽我高明、清水永子、菓子処埼玉屋、珈琲店浮浪 雲、玉屋洋服店、墨田京島BUNKAN、京島郵便局、玉ノ井カフェ、向島百花園墨田聖書教会鳩の街通り商店街の皆さま、キ ラキラ橘商店街の皆さま、内山史子、100日プロジェクト散歩に参加いただいた皆さま(ヨネザワエリカ、橋本誠、及川裕子、木村吉見、齊藤 佳、東端哲也、藤代こうた、藤代かんた、本間晴智、森千紗、吉成隆)

Special Thanks:

Contemporary Art Factory  Takaaki Soga, Nagako Shimizu, Saitama-ya Japanese sweet shop、Cafe Hanaregumo、Clothing shop Tama-ya、Cafe Sumida-Kyojima-BUNKAN、Kyojima-Post、Cafe Tamanoi、Mukojima-HyakkaenSumida-Bible-Church, Floks of Hatonomori shopping district, Folks of Kirakira shopping district, Fumiko Uchiyama,  participants of 100days project research walk (Erika Yonezawa, Makoto Hashimoto, Yuko Oikawa, Yoshimi Kimura, Kei Saito, Tetsuya Higashibata, Kouta Fujishiro, Kanta Fujishiro, Harutomo Honma, Chisa Mori, Takashi Yoshinari)