yakul (Yuki Anai and Sohya Oyama) and studio_01 have recently participated in an exhibition at the Tokyo University of the Arts with their piece entitled “Epoch I”.
Over the course of “Materializing”, various people will make their mark on the exhibition as they witness a variety of projects. As they move, the space over which people move is most affected by their presence. In the other areas, ones that remain more still, layers upon layers can be added, un-weathered, un-compacted, and unchanged. As these layers grow, visitors’ paths and motion can be traced into the earth.
yakul + studio_01 have created an small scale environment of the exhibition space as a sculpture and using cameras located throughout the exhibition track visitors’ movement through it. Their movement will be recorded in sand and by the end of the exhibition, will have made a log of the exhibition’s history. This history, while touched by each visitor, is not the product of a single person, but is made by the entire population of visitors each equally affecting the space.