2016/9/15 (THU) - 9/25 (SUN)
Kabukicho Cine City Plaza
In summer 2016, as part of Shinjuku Creators Festa 2016, "100 colors" has appeared in Kabukicho, the "sleepless town" in Tokyo.
Walking through the layers of neon lights and overloaded number of store signs, one finds the harmony of "100 colors" juxtaposed to the chaotic town. Thinly sliced pieces of non-woven fabrics were specially chosen for this location, which were dyed by hands, one by one in 100 shades of colors. Having the flow of the unique atmosphere and the time, Kabukicho crowded with people overlaps with "100 colors" has transformed into a different space.
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)