I think there were many people who couldn't spend this summer without an air conditioner due to the intense heat. Extreme weather events in recent years, which are attributed to energy consumption in developed countries, have brought about extreme temperature changes that have never been experienced in various parts of the world. As a countermeasure, the penetration rate of air-conditioning equipment is increasing, but people who do not have it for economic reasons are being forced into a harsh living environment. Especially in the summer city, there is an unreasonable situation such as being exposed not only to the outside air but also to the exhaust heat of the building.
"Hot people, cold people" is a symbolic expression of this condition using an air conditioner. The human body was modeled using a refrigerant pipe, and the modern human beings who depend on this device were visualized. At the venue, of the two air conditioners, one will be set to cooling and the other will be set to heating, and forced operation will be performed at the same time. Furthermore, by placing the outdoor unit in the same place, air with a large temperature difference will flow out from each outlet, creating areas of various temperatures in one room.
Thermometers were installed in various places on the wall. The temperature is close to that of the world and various parts of Japan at the time of this solo exhibition in late October. By experiencing this temperature difference, he in the gallery is a device that reminds us of the urgent need for global warming countermeasures and the harsh conditions of the disparity society.
Hot and cold people
Hot man::h180~w120 ~d100cm
Cold manFh90~w300 ~d120cm
[Gallery Art Kageyama]
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