bamboo art: GEN Mitsuhashi________ |Μ’`@O΄ Ί
Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1972.
Graduated Tottori University agricultural department.
After traveling and shooting in frontier districts in Asia (China, Shinxian, Tibet, Nepal, India, and Thailand),
he started photographic installation shows using slide projectors@with live musicians.
For more sensuous effect, experimenting to make tree-dimension space with planar photos,
he also created his own distorted, layered, or moving screens with original lighting system and made spaces surrounded with images.
Thus he was leaded to special(spatial) creation.
Using the projector and lighting technique, stretch or transparent materials such as fabric (cloth), synthetic fibers, and gum,
he started to make decoration, setting, and effects of music and theater stages.
Working with many materials and in various fields, more and more he came to create solid forms.
In 2005, he started working with Japanese bamboo.
From then he has been creating three-dimensional form with aggregate of lines.
He makes installations, monuments, sculptures, gates, and stage decorations at art events, music festivals, concerts, dedication projects, protest movements in Japan.
Immediately after the accident of the Fukushima nuclear plants in 2011,
he left Tokyo and baced in Nara.