Studio Akane Moriyama

Vertical Displacement

Studio Akane Moriyama was invited to participate in the duo exhibition Vertical Displacement in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition space is divided between two artists with an imagined horizontal line following the level of the street and the top of the stairs that lead down to the first room. Studio Akane Moriyama’s installation occupies the entire front room, creating a series of spaces in which visitors pass through to reach the back room. Through layers of partly transparent, hanging silk we fade in and out of view of each other, as different parts of the rooms become visible and invisible to us. The thin threads barely hold the blue dye, also fading from bottom to top, creating the illusion of weight where there is hardly none. The intervention is simultaneously massive and light, filling and splitting large chunks of the architectural space in the softest manner. The textile is barely there in terms of mass, yet it creates remarkable difference in our experience of the space.





Scope Installation

Completed 2016

Location Berlin, Germany

Site insitu – Space for Contemporary Art

Curation Another Space

Artists Luca Vanello and Akane Moriyama

Material Silk

Total cloth surface 42sqm

Photographer Akane Moriyama

Team Studio Akane Moriyama Akane Moriyama