中野 岳

 

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My Wife Flying Away


W730 x H550 x D440 cm
wood, cloth, metal, stone, rope, winch
installation and video “My wife flying away” 10'53", “My wife who does not fly” 23'21"
2014

In order to create an activity to bild relationship of trust for lovers, I discussed with my girl friend about a new sport. Then an idea came to us - I fly my girl friend by use of a catapult and catch her. As a first step towards developing the idea, we moreover argued on most enjoyable ways to perform that. Eventually, we decided to realize the idea after seeing whether I could catch a test doll of the same weight and tall as my girl friend or experimenting with different approaches to expand the concept of the idea. Although we faced with the necessity of conducting an overall review of the idea after that, we achieved a result that I could present the intent of my research about development of sports. At an exhibition, I exhibited not only the objects I used (the catapult, the doll, an uniform etc.) but also its documentary videos including of the discussion process with her. Because I wanted to show the value of accidental happenings, that occurred in the development process, and how absolute necessity of the activity arose.

 
空飛ぶワイフ, 2014

 私は恋人と共にお互いの信頼関係を深める活動を思案するため、「恋人同士で行うスポーツ」について話し合った。そして「投石機で彼女を飛ばしてキャッチする」というアイディアの実現性を検証した。
 私は巨大な投石機を制作し、彼女を飛ばす前に彼女と同じ重さ・身長の人形や、それと条件の異なるいくつかの人形、さらにパラシュートの有無を試しながら遠投し、キャッチの実験を行った。その後、実験の映像や投石機、使用した人形に《飛ばないワイフ》(私と彼女がこの活動についてディスカッションしている映像)を加え、アイディアの着想から実験までの経過を発表した。それらの実験を通し、私たちはアイディアの根本的な見直しを必要としたが、そこへ至る過程も恋人同士で行うスポーツが目指す成果であった。


 

 

 

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