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Haze Vessel / Middle

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Previously exhibited at Basel 2022.

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Human activities have had geological effects on Earth and are now known as Anthropocene. Mining has developed worldwide without regard to natural cycles, and manufacturing processes have become very complex. As a result, understanding an overall picture of resource extraction, manufacturing, and disposal is extremely difficult, and people have yet to find a way out of the current situation. Haze is a series of object and patition that attempts to reframe the relationship between humans and materials, which has become inadequate and too complex. Copper wire (discarded wire), a symbol of modern civilization, was collected in Tokyo and used in this artwork. This project returns to the roots of our relationship with materials – “using indigenous materials and shaping them by hand” – and imagines Tokyo as a mineral deposit where copper can be made with less energy to explore new values for copper wire beyond its original functions and utilities.



we+ is a contemporary design studio established in 2013 by Toshiya Hayashi and Hokuto Ando. They give form to new perspectives and values through unique production methods and means of expression, developed on the basis of extensive research and experimentation. Their self-initiated works are represented by Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan and Galerie Philia in New York. In addition to exhibiting their works internationally, they undertake commissioned projects for companies and other organisations, including installation, branding, product development, and graphic design. Utilizing the strengths of each member based on their diverse backgrounds and the knowledge gained from daily research, the studio continues to grow and diversify.

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    30.0 x 48.0 x 30.0 cm (11.8 x 18.9 x 11.8 in)

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