In most of his Tatsuo Miyajimas works, numbers and the sequence of them play an important role. As a central artefact of civilization and a metaphor for life and death, the ongoing and repeating number / time sequence is represented with seven-segment displays and the more and sometimes less obvious disclosure of circuitry.

 

In his Model series, number 100 shows green lit lcd modules, seemingly arranged in a strict checkered way. As the visitor approaches, he will eventually recognize a flicker in his sight until he finds out, that those displays are not anymore just aligned on a flat plane, but outreach into the room before the visitor. He will recognize the different that each display has its own plane in space and is not anymore connected to the other displays in some general geometric order. The strong and ordered appearance from afar changes into a fragile, almost chaotic accumulation of individual elements.

 

 

Interview with Tatsuo Miyajima


 

 

 

Model (100)

 

Model (100)

 

Model (100)

 

Model (100)