Stepping into the dark room, I can barely grasp the architectural light and sound exhibition that I was promised. Taking a few more steps, lights begin to appear before and beside me – intriguing. A sensory experience of light and sound, Tetsuya Umeda’s exhibition, “Almost over, always around” captures architectural structures and the human environment in the form of light and sound that engages with the human behavior.
His installations are remodeled out of daily products and scraps, while he turns the gallery space into an interactive art space that engages with the human senses. At Ota, the installation subconsciously guides the viewer’s actions according to the response to the sensory lights – and is treated as part of the art installation.
While this highlights the performing aspect to Umeda’s installations, the experience is special as it captures a one-off moment in time. The exhibition is also described as an expansion of the surrounding environment, by recapturing the essential features of the gallery.
If you are afraid of the dark, the space is monitored by 4 CCTVs outside of the exhibition room.
Almost Over, Always Around is available for visits from now to 16 July 2016.