Japanese art collective 目 (pronounced Mé and literally meaning “eye”) is behind a wonderful installation at the Mori Art Museum. The unbelievably life-like ocean surface rendered in a man made material has the name ‘Contact’. Visitors are able to appreciate up close the ocean’s rolling waves in the confines of the exhibition space.
The work consists of a unique sculpture installed within the confines of a room imitating the swelling of the waves in the sea. The sculpture perfectly captures the texture of the waves as they oscillate. This fascinating work seems alive, its layout in front of a window makes it evolve every moment according to the time and the weather.
The collective is headed by Haruka Kojin, director Kenji Minamigawa, and production manager Hirofumi Masui. Mé works on the realization of artworks that manipulate perceptions of the physical world. Their installations provoke awareness of the inherent unreliability and uncertainty in the world around us.
The work is a part of Roppongi Crossing, a triennial series of exhibitions that provide an overview of Japan’s contemporary art scene. You can see more works from this year’s presentation of works from 25 artists and collectives on Mori Art Museum‘s website, which founded the exhibition series in 2004. Contact is on view through May 26, 2019.