What Is MEGI HOUSE?

MEGI HOUSE is the title given to an area of indoor and outdoor space where artists of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music are committed to creative activities during the Setouchi International Art Festival 2010. Works by artists in diverse genres are exhibited in this space. There will be more works, but at the moment they comprise:

 

Souki no Yuka (Floor of Memories)
Produced by: Sotaro Ide
After their service life, used copper printing plates have been polished and embedded in the floor.

Opera Glass
Produced by: Students of the Ceramics Division (Department of Design and Craft) (Project Leader: Fumi Kashiwabara, Assistant: Saki Yoshida, Supervisor: Chiharu Nagai)
The approach to MEGI HOUSE has been paved with over 100,000 ceramic tips. The approach is divided into two sections of different ground levels, with the lower section representing the Inland Sea.

Hoshi no Orugoru (Music Box Played by Stars)
Produced by: Toshinori Okochi
This music box plays electronic music comprising diverse notes, each representing the different brightness and altitude of stars that cross the meridian right above MEGI HOUSE (residence of the Kishida family).

Dai Engawa (Large Veranda)
Designed by: Isao Suizu, Produced by: many people
This large veranda, extending from the inside to outside of the house, represents the primary character of this art project. At the same time, the veranda will be used as a stage for various performances, and as a space for visitors to rest and indulge in contemplation.

(Commonly known as) Wall R
Designed by: Isao Suizu, Produced by: many people
This wall, known as Wall R, measures 3 meters high and over 13 meters long. The wall, curved in an R-shape, is made of scrap timber from a demolished building in the Kishida residence. The wall where the Kishida family’s history has been inscribed is linked to the entrance of the present house, thus integrating the past with the present.

(Commonly known as) Nozoki Mado (Peep Window)
Produced by: Tsunemi Kanda
Through this long and thin hole, visitors can view inside the house and the garden. Also, the changing rays of sunlight and their impact on landscapes can be observed throughout the day.

(Commonly known as) Hankyoban (Sounding Boards)
Mechanism conceived by: Shigetaka Suzuki, Produced by: Students of the Sculpture Division II (Department of Art)
Basic Board Design: Isao Suizu
These sounding boards shaped like waterweeds are installed on a wall before concerts to enhance the sound effect. The angles of the boards can be adjusted by rotating the boards’ creamy white faces.