The Tale of a Miniature Universe | “folding cosmos”

By “folding cosmos” we try to imply a miniature universe and exhibit our ideas and work in a minimum space in a Japanese house; an alcove. It’s not just an exhibition, however. You’re encouraged to have an experience of interacting and talking with other people within a calming environment.

The motif of our concept is the One-Mat-Room, or a single tatami mat of an alcove, used as part of the last residence by Takeshiro Matsuura, an explorer living in the closing days of the Tokugawa shogunate. Over a cup of tea in that tiny space, you can appreciate the contemporary idiom of our artists in a quiet atmosphere and share your experience with other people.

We originally started to remember September 11th, but now we are strongly praying for Japan’s rehabilitation from the massive earthquake on March 11th.

contact:  info@foldingcosmos.org

folding cosmos committee
Miwako Kurashima  trans-workshop
Special cooperationCONDE HOUSE CO, LTD.
SubsidyThe Japan Foundation
HOKKAIDO International Exchange and Cooperation Center
Interactive design Tamon Hosoya
Digital Performance Laboratory
Sapporo City University
Website title design Masahiko Furukata
Musashino Art University
Research cooperationDr. Henry D. Smith II
Columbia University
Akiko Fukuno
ICU Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum
Advertising workKayomi Hosoya Neo Crafts Workshop
Supporting companyLUMICA CORPORATION
Supporting company
( Merenuma Park )
KiKUCHI Japanese tea equipment Sapporo Senshuan, inc.
Special cooperation(NYC)IAM
Japanese traditional craftsKahei Yamada  Edo Sashimono
Project cooperation Koko Okada  Art Crimson
Chinobu Takami Hiroshima Jogakuin