Japanese art unit 目 (pronounced Mé and literally meaning “eye”) is behind a stunning installation at the Mori Art Museum. Titled “Contact,” the installation consists of a single sculpture installed in the confines of a room that mimics the swelling of waves in the sea.
The sculpture is eerily life-like and almost perfectly captures the texture of waves as they ebb and flow. Visitors perhaps wouldn’t be surprised to walk away and come back, only to find the waves have calmed, or shifted form. And it’s placed in front of a window, which changes the way we experience the piece depending on the light of day.
The installation is part of Roppongi Crossing 2019, a triennial that reviews the current state of Japanese contemporary art. It’s on view through May 26, 2019.
The art trio is comprised of Haruka Kojin, Kenji Minamigawa and Hirofumi Masui. If you’ll recall, they were previously involved in a hilariously nonsensical project to airlift a balloon of an ojisan (old man) into the sky.