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Art: "Contact Lens" by Haruka Kojin

Art piece plays with light

Featured as part of the Architectural Environments for Tomorrow exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, this art piece explores the distortion of reality. Haruka Kojin is a Japanese architect using various sized acrylic lens to distort space and perception. I love how this installation looks as if it is just giant water droplets on glass, as well as the pattern and colour created by the space behind the piece.

"Contact Lens" by Haruka Kojin
“Contact Lens” by Haruka Kojin

Karuka Kojin uses two types of contact lenses: one completely flat and clear and the other with a warped surface to create interconnected circles of varying sizes. as the light travels through the acrylic, the images on the other side are flipped and contorted, changing the experience of the space. since the elements are clear with no frames or distinct features of its own, the physical material merges into the environment, only visible through the transformation it causes, Kojin is the youngest artist in the group featured as part of this exhibit.

"Contact Lens" by Haruka Kojin
“Contact Lens” by Haruka Kojin
"Contact Lens" by Haruka Kojin
“Contact Lens” by Haruka Kojin
"Contact Lens" by Haruka Kojin
“Contact Lens” by Haruka Kojin
"Contact Lens" by Haruka Kojin
“Contact Lens” by Haruka Kojin
"Contact Lens" by Haruka Kojin
“Contact Lens” by Haruka Kojin

 Story by: Gabriëlle Voogt


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