TRANS ARTS TOKYO 2016
October 15-30, 2016
In autumn 2016, as part of TRANS ARTS TOKYO 2016, Emmanuelle revealed "100 colors" installation that silently floated in the void space inside the Commercial Complex "WATERRAS" in Tokyo.
Above the gallery space on the second floor of WATERRAS, a stretch of "100 colors" were positioned in the 7m high empty ceiling space. The 100 shades of colors were compacted and condensed into a small volume, which could be viewed from directly below, and also viewd from the side from the cafe on the floor above. The two separate spaces were visually threaded through the colors.
About the "100 colors" series
"100 colors" is an installation series began in 2013, which forms space using 100 shades of colors. Emmanuelle wishes to give emotions through colors as she felt from seeing overflowing "colors" in Tokyo when she first visited in 1995. She also wishes to give opportunities for people to see, touch and feel colors with their senses to become more conscious of colors that exist around them.
In "100 colors", Colors are explored in various forms depending on the environment, to maximize the beauty of colors. 100 colors entering the body with a glance triggers a physical response to engage with the sensation of colors. The installation series will continue to travel around the world.
"When I first arrived in Tokyo,
I was fully fascinated by the colors overflowing on the street.
In that very moment, my mind decided to move to Japan.
Overwhelming number of store signs, flying electrical cables, and flashes of blue sky framed by various volumes of buildings, created three dimensional 'layers' in the city.
The flood of various colors pervaded the street built up a complex depth and intensity in the space. These indelible experiences of colors and layers in Tokyo were the inspiration and essence of my design concept of shikiri, which means dividing (creating) space with colors.
Valuing the emotion inspired from Tokyo, in the 10th anniversary year of my studio, I want to show the beauty of colors to the fullest extent.
I also wish to share the feeling of being surrounded by overflowing colors by
exhibiting 100 colors, here in the middle of Tokyo.
Please come and find your favorite color. "
emmanuelle moureaux (September, 2013)