WORKS / さんもん(みちのおくの芸術祭 山形ビエンナーレ2018)

WORKS / SANMON (Yamagata Biennale 2018)

主要用途: 展覧会作品

施工: シェルター/石巻工房

クレジット: 資材提供:西山杉利活用推進コンソーシアム/グラフィックデザイン:アカオニ/協力: 有限会社庄司林業、大江町製材組合、La Jomon(熊谷太郎)、吉田造園

所在・会場: 文翔館前庭

設計期間: 2018.03-2018.08

施工期間: 2018.07-2018.08

会期: 2018.09.01-2018.09.24

写真: 志鎌 康平


みちのおくの芸術祭 山形ビエンナーレ2018のメイン会場となる重要文化財・文翔館の前庭に、同展のテーマ「山のような」を体現する構造物を製作した。芸術祭へのゲートという意味合いを込めて“さんもん”と名付けた。山形県のブランド木材である西山杉を使い、石巻工房との共作“AAスツール”を巨大化したものが山脈のように連なって人々を迎える。構造体が屋根となり、新酒ができたことを知らせる特大の杉玉の下では山形の地酒がふるまわれ、人々の集いの場ともなっている。

Principle use: EXHIBITION SITE

Production: Shelter / Ishinomaki Laboratory

Credit: Material provider: Nishiyama-Sugi Consortium / Graphics: akaoni / Cooperation: Shoji Forestry, Oe Town Lumber Union, La Jomon (Taro Kumagai), Yoshida Landscaping

Building site: Bunshokan

Design period: 2018.03-2018.08

Construction period: 2018.07-2018.08

Duration: 2018.09.01-2018.09.24

Photo: Kohei Shikama


We produced a structure embodying the theme of the Yamagata Biennale 2018, "Like a Mountain", located in front of the Bunshokan; a building designated Important National Cultural Asset and serving as the main exhibition site for the event. Its name, "Sanmon" or Mountain Gate, alludes to its function as the gate to the cultural festival. Visitors are greeted mountain ridge figure consisting of oversized "AA STOOLS" created in collaboration with Ishinomaki Laboratory using Nishiyama cedar which is the branded lumber of Yamagata prefecture. Moreover, the structure acts as a roof from which are hung sugidama or cedar balls, signaling a fresh batch of sake has been made, under which visitors can gather and enjoy locally-brewed offerings.
We sought to create a symbol capable of evoking a festive and exciting atmosphere befitting of a cultural festival while being reminiscent of the entrance to a sacred mountain.