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panese artist, has been exploring how public audiences respond to as a consequence, interact with each other. Remote Furniture was first es around Tokyo. He has since placed works in several countries, including e Mellon's Studio for Creative Inquiry), discovering that different locales have space. Here is his statement about his initial installation in Japan: iture to make unexpected encounters between passersby in public spaces. pan doesn't have a custom of talking to other passersby in public spaces Although there are many public spaces in Japan, many of which are built do not have a tradition of activity using these spaces. We are still trying to e to those "imported" from other cultures. The spaces look the same but western world. The Japanese have a long tradition of forming communities ems to them that the new big public spaces serve only commercial or o nothing for the community. Perhaps Japanese people are too shy to come person in a public space." ld - an installation of a "pole" earth. Each slidable pole has motor. A computer detects the a pole and sends it thorough t to the other side. Audiences nicate through interaction of reen projects an image of the on the wall at each site. These able us to imagine a huge bar ough the earth and provide a hat someone is responding to your actions on the pole. 41

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