[Interview] Bunpei Kado : Secret room
Bunpei Kado explains the work at his current exhibition "Secret room" at Art Front Gallery.
Hiroshima, from past to present
Special story confined to the cleaner robot
I proposed my concept to the judges in terms of creating in Hiroshima as well as of representing the atomic bomb in the creative process for myself. I was interested in how the past event has continued to the present day, so made up a fictional story f that very room just after the atomic bomb, which kept distance from the disaster taking place in the past. Obviously tremendous furniture or other objects have been scattered just after the atomic bomb where only the cleaning robot (off course not existent at that time) was working, and that was linked to my image of the future where the AI robot will only work after the atomic war. So, I created this piece on the basis that that kind of robot existed in Hiroshima. Off course this is a fake cleaner, but old enough in its texture, and its presence will mean as an alert to the present society that disaster can occur in every minute and everywhere. Instead of showcasing what has happened in the past, I am always interested in presenting the possible scenery in the future in our society which still hold atomic weapon in many countries. In the film and in the comics, the robot is always represented in large scale, whereas in my version the robot is rather small in size, and people will be conscious of such difference. To make a real atmosphere with natural introduction, I prepared the furniture fitting in the old Showa age, remaking the cleaner into the context of that old days through the process of aging.
Crop on the city scape
"Crop circle (floor mat) #04" 2021 carpet, frame 648x849x46mm
"0（zero)" 2005 iron 260x1300x800mm
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Bunpei Kado's Solo Exhibition : The garden / Secret room
2021. May 21 (Fri.) -Jun. 20 (Sun.)