Solo Exhibition "Mountains of Bento Meals from Convenience Stores", CCC-the center for creative communications-, Shizuoka

January 12, 2016-February 13, 2016
closed on Sundays and national holiday

sponsorship:Shizuoka creator support center
cosponsorship:Specified Nonprofit Corporation Shizuoka Contents Valley Consortium(SCV)
Judge:SHIRIAGARI Kotobuki(cartoonist), IGARASHI Taro(Architecture criticism/Architectural historian), OZAKI Tetsuya(『REALKYOTO』publisher and chief editor), KUME Hideyuki(CCC producer), OMORI Kumi(CCC curator)

For my installation the materials that I use are a 'mirror', 'liquor', 'music' all together. The size of the picture 'Mountains of Bento Meals from Convenience Stores' is large(5 meter x 3 meter) mainly. This combination will represent a religious ceremony.
Scenes of the SHINTAKU Tomoni Solo Exhibition "Mountains of Bento Meals from Convenience Stores"

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Solo Exhibition "Mountains of Bento Meals from Convenience Stores" statement

We convert the quantity of bento meals from convenience stores that are disposed daily; an average of 30 bento meals per store is observed to be disposed. For example, this amounts to a cost of 255 million yen for 510, 000 meals, assuming 17, 000 Seven-Eleven stores. This amount is lost by each convenience store company branch, 365 days a year. Therefore, it is a simple idea: if we collect these discarded convenience store bento meals and pile them up, they will form a mountain. Of course, we do not actually see such a mountain in reality; however, this series expresses the work which surely embodies the heap of existing convenience stores’ bento meals in Japan. I believe this mountain to be sacred. From the Japanese religion perspective, which finds a god in a rice grain, naturally gods live in rice, fried chicken, omelet, spaghetti, and pickle. And there are gods to one one. In the end, it seems natural that a myriad of gods live in that mountain. Thus, it should be called a sacred mountain. But these gods are disposable, and sometimes they die with the food’s expiry date. And they might be reborn anywhere. Or they are powerless and deserve to be thrown away and slaughtered. However, in the first place, when considering the problems involved, no gods should be here. We are being asked these questions when confronted by the bento meal mountains; in short, these are modern religious paintings.

Shizuoka-shi culture, creative Sangyo Shinko Center 〒420-0035 15-1, Shichikencho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi Google Map
It is approximately 14 minutes on foot from JR Shizuoka Station,It is approximately 13 minutes on foot from static iron Shin-Shizuoka Station

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Scenes of the SHINTAKU Tomoni Solo Exhibition "Mountains of Bento Meals from Convenience Stores"

Mountains of Bento Meals from Convenience Stores@CCC2016
Part of picture:watercolor on montvale paper, 102 3/8 × 191 3/8 inches (260 × 486 cm)
Part of Aluminum cup(for bento meal use): Mirror sheet, Transparent cup per 2000, Sake(a Japanese alcoholic beverage), Liquid paraffin of Food additive, Preservative, Variable size
Part of Monetary offering: 1 yen coin, 5 yen coin, 10 yen coin, 50 yen coin, 100 yen coin, 500 yen coin, Total 2000 coins(Japanese yen), Variable size
Part of sounds: power amplifier, loudspeaker × 4, MP3 player
※Use of an installation music "shinra" Trial listening(soundcloud) © Hitoshi Koide








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