KOHEI NAWA

Force

"Force" is an installation work that provides a visualization of the force of gravity via the interaction between gravity and a liquid with carefully computed qualities.

Black silicone oil, engineered to achieve the required viscosity, streams constantly from the ceiling under the influence of gravity, forming a black pool on the floor and blurring the distinction between the characteristics of solids and liquids as if it were a sculpture transformed into a liquid.

The tightly configured space places the viewpoint in the interface between time, space, and matter, giving us a direct awareness of the reality of our existence within a continuous series of actual moments.

Force

Installation view: "FORCE," 2015, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan

Force

Installation view: "New Sensorium. Exiting from Failures of Modernization," 2016, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

Force

Installation view: Japanorama. "A new vision on art since 1970," 2017, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France