The 2016 Setouchi Triennale officially kicks off in just 3 days on March 20, 2016. Now in its 3rd incarnation, the massive art festival, held across 12 islands, will include 68 new works by world-renowned artists, designers and architects. One of those is painter Oscar Oiwa, the Brazilian-born Japanese artist known for his large-scale paintings. Oiwa will present “Oiwa Island 2,” an immersive painting created on an inflatably vinyl dome.
At this point we can only imagine the odd sensation of arriving on an island, walking into a soy sauce factory and then suddenly being immersed in a black and white island.
Expanding on his work previously created for the 2013 Triennale and housed within a gymnasium on Ibuki Island, “Oiwa Island 2” will be installed within a building once used as a soy sauce warehouse. The audience will be allowed to walk inside the work of art: essentially a massive, 360-degree drawing made with black permanent marker on a 40-ft diameter inflatable vinyl dome. It’s located on Shodoshima.
New sections were added to the drawing, which will depict sky, forest and a small cottage on the sea shore. At this point we can only imagine the odd sensation of arriving on an island, walking into a soy sauce factory (which leads to the door of the cottage) and then suddenly being immersed in a black and white island.
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In addition, Oiwa will also have installed “The room inside of the room” on Ogijima: a mysterious space where the tatami floor is a wall, the tokonoma alcove is set into the floor, and where you look out through a wall that is like a ceiling.