Le projet des Perméables
Laurent Moriceau + Nakagawa Sôchi (20471120)
Résidence à Tokyo, Triennale de Yokohama, Japon.
Le projet des Perméables propose à des stylistes, des artistes un travail collectif à partir du principe du Perméable.
L’exposition à la Triennale de Yokohama comportait deux espaces différents : l’atelier de fabrication des Perméables et les bains de lumière rouge. La rencontre avec le styliste Nakagawa Sôchi a permis la réalisation d’un Perméable intitulé Pièce Y .
Remerciements à Fumio Nanjo, Yuko Shihara, Lei Saito, Rié Hatano, Jun Koiwa.
Laurent Moriceau + 20471120 – Nakagawa Sochi (France/Japan)
For Yokohama Laurent Moriceau has collaborated with the young Japanese designers group 20471120. Moriceau represents a younger generation of French artists who are working between different fields. Much of his past works have included aspects of public participation, or social involvements, but for this exhibition he has developed another work which uses fashion and very specific lighting. A Red Light Bathing Space is a project in which fashion designers are asked to develop clothes using light sensitive papers and materials.
They can therefore only be seen and experienced inside totally closed, red-lit spaces. If they are exposed to the daylight, they will turn black. The work deals with very basic questions about seeing artworks. The viewer must enter a specially controlled environment to see the works, and the works cannot leave this space. Red light keeps the works safe. But with just a slight change in conditions, they are transformed from white to black.
20471120 are a fashion design group originally from the Kansai region. Rika is the chief designer and Nakagawa Sochi is their artistic director. A main theme in their work has been recycling. For instance, they re-combined the popular cheap clothes of the Uniqlo brand and made designed clothes from them. Together with Moriceau, 204 will set up recycling shop, where people can leave their old jeans to be re-designed or exchanged. Rika will design permeable clothes which can be mixed with recycled clothes in an open studio space which they will make in the Minato Mirai Gallery.