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Artist:Carsten Nicolai(GERMANY)
Title:「Autonomo」 「Library : Children's books to read -selected by Carsten Nicolai」


Photo:Kichiro Okamura

作家は子どもたちのための場所だった旧保育所を遊び心と偶然性で満たしたいと考えた。大きな 遊戯室に設置《Autonomo》は、天井から吊られ た9枚のアルミの円盤にテニスボールが当たると 賑やかな音をたて、かつてここで遊んでいた園児 たちの声を思い起こさせる。また、小部屋にはブ ルーノ・ムナーリなど世界のアーティストが手が けた絵本が並べられている。

The venue is the former Awazu Daycare Center, which closed in March 2017. The artist hung several large metal discs in the playroom and set up a tennis ball machine. In this work, the flying balls bouncing off the discs and walls inadvertently create music. The artist developed the installation with the keywords “playfulness,”“toys,” and “childishness” in mind as an homage to the closed daycare center.



Carsten Nicolai(GERMANY)

科学や数学に深い影響を受けながら、多様なジャンルのアートにある境界線をぼかすことを試みる。90年代後半から国際美術展への参加以降、世界各地の著名な美術館やギャラリーで作品を発表し続けている。 彼の美学は、ミュージシャンとしての活動にも及ぶ。 Alva Notoという別名のもと、坂本龍一や池田亮司、ブリクサ・バーゲルド等とのコラボレーションも行う。世界各地でツアーを行う。近年では、アレハンドロ・ゴンザレス・イニャリトゥ監督の映画「レヴェナント」ではサウンドトラックを作曲し注目を浴びた。

Carsten Nicolai (b. 1965) lives and works in Berlin.
Inspired by scientific reference systems, Nicolai explores mathematical patterns such as grids and codes, error and random structures, as well as the phenomenon of self-organization. In doing so, he continually breaks down the boundaries between various artistic genres. After his participation in documenta X (1997) and the 49th and 50th Venice Biennales (2001 and 2003), his works have been presented in national and international exhibitions in renowned museums and galleries. Comprehensive solo exhibitions have taken place at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt am Main (anti reflex, 2005), Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin (syn chron, 2005), CAC Vilnius, Lithuania (pioneer, 2011), Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz (unitape, 2015), Berlinische Galerie (tele, 2018) and now upcoming at K21 Düsseldorf (parallax symmetry, 2019). Carsten Nicolai’s works are included in important private and public collections. Nicolai has received numerous awards and grants, among them: Giga Hertz Prize (2012, with Ryoji Ikeda); Villa Massimo, Rome (2007); Zurich Art Prize (2007); Villa Aurora, Los Angeles (2003); Prix Ars Electronica (2000 and 2001, with Marko Peljhan); Grand Prize Japan Media Arts Festival (2014). His oeuvre echoes in his work as a musician: For his musical outputs he uses the pseudonym Alva Noto. Diverse musical projects include remarkable collaborations with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ryoji Ikeda, and Blixa Bargeld among many others. Nicolai toured extensively through Europe, Asia, South America and the US. Among others, he performed at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the San Francisco Museum ofModern Art, Centre Pompidou in Paris and Tate Modern in London. Nicolai scored the music for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 'The Revenant’. The score was nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA, Grammy and Critics Choice Award. As well he has created the sound design for Iñárritu’s groundbreaking VR project “Carne y Arena”.  




Photo by Uwe Walter 


Photo by Julija Stankeviciene