Worldwide Tokyolization Project

Venezia, Veneto, Italy
Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2016.
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On the large wall paper on which a Tokyo photograph was printed, the photos of six Tokyo-lized cities and the video monitor showing the sceneries of six Tokyo-lized cities are installed.
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The scenery of Tokyo-lized Venezia as one of six Tokyo-lized cities. You can see the video of Venezia at "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec2d-voeoFA".
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The original scenery of Venezia before Tokyo-lization.
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The scenery of Tokyo-lized Copenhagen as one of six Tokyo-lized cities.
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The original scenery of Copenhagen before Tokyo-lization.
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The scenery of Tokyo-lized La Paz as one of six Tokyo-lized cities.
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The original scenery of La Paz before Tokyo-lization.
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The scenery of Tokyo-lized Buenos Aires as one of six Tokyo-lized cities.
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The original scenery of Buenos Aires before Tokyo-lization.                    
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Architects
Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects
Adreça
Venezia, Venezia, Veneto, Italy
Any
2016

An artwork “ Worldwide Tokyo-lization Project” composed of a video and an installation. We exhibited it in Venice Biennale 2016.

In “ Worldwide Tokyo-lization Project”, parts possible to exchange in 6 cities that don’t resemble to Tokyo are exchanged into parts found in Tokyo. We studied about whether those are metamorphosed into Tokyo. 6 cities are New York, Paris, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, La Paz and Venice and, after that Tokyo elements are added, a city that is Tokyo-lized appears.

Through this project, we intended to consider about what the image of a city is and to what locality it is based. The image of a city and the locality might be not so solid that we imagine and be exchanged easily into a different one.

The installation is composed of a 50 inch monitor to reflect a video of 6 cities that are metamorphosing and 6 photo panels of the Tokyo-lized cities and a large wall paper of Tokyo city scenery.

The global architectural website, designboom, ranked first in the number of "I like" among the 70 articles on the 2016 Venice Biennale.

You can see the video of Venezia at the following address; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec2d-voeoFA

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