In “Relight Days 2017,” artist Tatsuo Miyajima’s public art installation “Counter Void” (collection of TV Asahi/2003) will be relit, as it was last year, for the three-day period of Saturday, March 11 to Monday, March 13. At the same time we will hold the workshop “311 is/does ■”, where each individual has an opportunity to think about future ways of life and what it means to be human.
About “Counter Void”
Created by contemporary artist Tatsuo Miyajima, “Counter Void” is a public art installation on the theme of life and death. It is made of giant lights 5 meters high and 50 meters long, and is on permanent display on a wall of the TV Asahi building. On Miyajima’s instructions, the installation was turned off on March 13, 2011, two days after the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster, to express condolences for the disaster victims. In the Relight Project the installation was relit last year for the first time in five years, for the three-day period of March 11-13, 2016, and it has been turned off ever since.
About the workshop – “311 is/does ■”
In front of “Counter Void,” this workshop invites visitors to think about their own memories and experiences and write the words that come to mind in the black box, then post the message on social media.
Relight Project office
Saturday, March 11 – Monday, March 13 2017
Lighting hours of “Counter Void”
Saturday, March 11, 14:46-24:00
Sunday, March 12 and Monday,March 13, 10:00-24:00
in front of “Counter Void” at Keyakizaka in Roppongi Hills (6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)