March 19 - April 21, 2015
Great Hall College of Fine Arts
Carnegie Mellon University
In Spring 2015, as part of art festival organized by College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh USA, the fifth "100 colors" installation was revealed outside Japan for the first time. The condensed colors are layered with the heritage decor of the building, which appear like a floating piece of colorful sculpture.
About the "100 colors" series
"100 colors" is an installation series began in 2013 from a thought to let people experience and feel the overflowing effect of colors with their senses, by expressing the beauty of colors to the maximum.
The installation creates space using 100 shades of colors in various forms and materials, "layering" colors to an existing context.
Through the installation, Emmanuelle wishes to give emotions through colors as she felt from seeing overflowing "colors" in Tokyo back 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. "100 colors" 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)