Reverse of Volume, an installation by Yasuaki Onishi (video)

Reverse of Volume, an installation by Yasuaki Onishi (video)

Reverse of Volume, an installation by Yasuaki Onishi (video)

It’s funny how our posts on TFIB tend to overlap sometimes, without actually trying. In Alex’s previous post he featured an installation with moving strings, which created an idea of space and volume with such sparse materials. The installation above is by Yasuaki Onishi, called Reverse of Volume.

In his installation, reverse of volume RG, Yasuaki Onishi uses the simplest materials — plastic sheeting and black hot glue — to create a monumental, mountainous form that appears to float in space. The process that he calls ?casting the invisible? involves draping the plastic sheeting over stacked cardboard boxes, which are then removed to leave only their impressions. This process of ?reversing? sculpture is Onishi’s meditation on the nature of the negative space, or void, left behind.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Most of the coolest shit out there is made with simple materials presented in an interesting and creative way. It’s fantastic how it looks like upside mountain ranges, with rocky crags and snow capped peaks. It would be fantastic to see this in person, though thankfully they made a video walk through of the installation as well as a time-lapse video of the set-up process, which you can view below.

Bobby Solomon

May 24, 2012 / By

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