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追伸: 今回の「ヘンな地球儀」は、ギリシャ神話に登場する、地球を担いでいる姿でおなじみのアトラスという神の彫刻を買った。いつ頃、作られたものか推測するのに、地球儀にイスラエルが有るか無いかがキーになる。それが、無かったので1948年以前に作られたものということがわかった。ね。面白いでしょ。
Perhaps it is because I run an art gallery, but thinking about “space” has become a part of my daily routine.
I enjoy seeing how people stop and behave when I present a space in a certain way.
I am very happy when a chair placed in an unexpected place is used in an unexpected and enjoyable way.
For example, for the Okinawa Villa, I purchased 10 small one-seat sofas that are not sold to the general public and are placed in the corners of the hotel. I placed them in all the corners. Even though there are couches and sofas with luxurious seating, people sit in the corners. It’s strange how they fit in there when they wander around the room without any purpose. I’ve even tried putting it between gym equipment and people sit and look at their phones in the middle of a muscle training session. Often, different people have different favorite places.
Placing things in a space can find new meaning for a person. I guess the joy of producing space is that it gives meaning to the place.
So this time, too, I stopped by antique shops in Culver City and Palm Springs to examine and buy as many “seemingly meaningless” items as possible. I always see flower-patterned vases, oversized wall clocks, gold lamps from the 1970s, and weird globes. I am happy when I place these “seemingly meaningless objects” in a space and see a change in the line of sight of people.
P.S.: For this “weird globe,” I bought a sculpture of the god Atlas, a familiar figure from Greek mythology who is seen carrying the earth. The key to guessing when the globe was made is whether or not it has Israel on it. Since there was no Israel on the globe, I knew that it was made before 1948. Isn’t that interesting?