PUBLIC SPACE - SEVEN DEITIES OF GOOD FORTUNE, 2000


SEVEN DEITIES OF GOOD FORTUNE, 2000


Daikanyama, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Glass, stainless steel, light and wood
Seven elements of 250 x 120 x 80 cm / One element of 250 x 720 x 150 cm

Commissioned by: Daikanyama Project, 1999
Project: Daikanyama Project
Curated by: Fram Kitagawa

Every human being is a “place”. Every woman, every man, every child, every old person are themselves a living-space which moves and unfolds; a “place” in the sense of time, geography, volume and colour.
Whole cities built out of bodies that open and shut like doors. Flashing lights.
Each time a human being dies, a house shuts up and a “place “ is lost.
My work is its remembrance. The freeze-frame of all those bodies which in their unfolding, disappear at lightening speed.
My work is their volume.

Jaume Plensa