Before Object, After Image

Before Object, After Image

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Each summer for the past ten years the AA's Shin Egashira has organized a workshop in the remote village of Koshirakura, in a mountainous region north of Tokyo. Each summer, the 81 mainly elderly inhabitants of the village are joined by a youthful horde of outsiders who become part of their lives for three weeks, occupying the empty schoolhouse, visiting their homes, and contributing to annual rituals such as the Grass-Cutting Day and Maple Tree Festival. When they leave at the end of their stay, the young people leave behind a structure designed to improve in some way the lives of the inhabitants. The past ten years have seen a gradual accumulation of extraordinary and strangely beautiful structures. Their singularity is hinted at by their names: Watermelon Platform, Bus Shelter, Roof for 200, Festival Vehicles, Azumaya, Stargazing Platform . . . Some structures were destroyed by the 2004 Mid-Niigata earthquake, but all are preserved here through photographs, drawings and words that document their making. Texts by Shin Egashira are paired with diary extractsa€” some poetic, some humorousa€” written by the students and villagers.Koshirakura Landscape 1996-2006 Shin Egashira Pamela Johnston. KamimuraToryoand Memory Sticks In the book Goedet, Escher, Bach Douglas R Hofstadter discusses how meaning is split between coded ... Asimple sketch, indicatingonly line distances and points, would provide him with enough information to figure out precisely and ... While we were using AutoCad to esti mate the volume of logs in relation to construction parts, he had already made a mental list of logs to be cut.

Title:Before Object, After Image
Author: Shin Egashira
Publisher:Springer - 2006

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