THE FUTURE ALWAYS LOOKS GOOD

"the future always looks good in the golden land, because no one remembers the past." –Musashino Workshop

The future always looks good in the golden land, because no one remembers the past is an ongoing project connected to the “Musashino-Workshop ”CARRYING, BUILDING, SIGNIFYING- THE SIMPLE MATERIAL”, a collaboration between Musashino Art University in Tokyo (MAU) and the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm (KKH). The first workshop took place at KKH in Stockholm March 3-7 (2008), with Professor Toda Yusuke and six japanese students from MAU. In October 2008 the second part of the workshop will be held at MAU in Tokyo by Professor Hinrich Sachs from KKH.

The central issue of this workshop-duo is to focus on sculptural and installation techniques and to investigate their potential within the comtemporary society, in the Swedish and Japanese context respectively.

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In the project the future always looks good in the golden land, because no one remembers the past. I´m working with really thin roll-paper of the kind frequently used for drying hands. By tapeing it together I manage to construct paper-sheets as big as I want/need to. The sheets are soft and fragile and filters daylight in a beautiful way. Sheer and opaque at the same time, they work as obstacles, and yet, they´re so easily penetrable.

My aim is to use the sheets as membranes, as a kind of instant outgrowths, architecture-parasites that can be used for a kind of temporary, instant changing of your usual environments. The sheets tissue-like quality, doesn´t prevent people to actually pass through a closed space, as I have noticed, they just brake the membrane…