Jun Takita, born in 1966 in Tokyo, graduated in 1988 from Nihon University, majoring in arts. He received a Masters from Paris Ecole National d’Art in 1992, having received a scholarship from the French government.

He draws heavily from concepts of traditional gardens and their careful and respected arts. Each of his works immerses the audience in the process clocked by the cyclical rhythms of biological and ecological phenomena. Life and death are simultaneously presented and aesthetically represented in the artist’s procedural work around the relationship between man and nature in the era of biotechnology.
He collaborates with numerous scientific teams as the Centre for Plant sciences at the University of Leeds (UK), Plant Biotechnology of Faculty of Biology University of Freiburg (DE), CNRS - Université Paris-Sud, MRI Medical and Multi-Methodes(FR), and the Royal Observatory of Belgium Seismology-Gravimetry (BE).

dimanche 4 mars 2012

Blue mountain silhouette

fig.1; Front view on entering the room

3km of Bamboo, Black lamp
4 X 5 X 5,5 m 

When the visitor penetrates the room, he confronts a black silhouette in the shape of a triangle traced against a blue background (fig. 1). This could be an image from a painting of a mountain at dusk. As one approaches, one discovers that this mountain is made up of bamboo canes tied together vertically. The silhouette appears like a three dimensional mass as his vision adapts to the low ambient light in the room, (fig. 2).

I defined the size of the mass of bamboo so that the visitor cannot perceive it with a single glance. There will never be enough room to step back and observe it at a distance (except upon entering the room, the point where we see the image in fig. 1). The image of the mountain must therefore be fragmented and reconstituted by each person in their own way.  It will be born and reborn as many times as the visitor can remember it.  

fig.2; Back view

Model created before the installation

Exhibition where this work has been exposed: