‘Prismatic Cloud’ is a work to express the formless light.
The enormous sculpture of light inspired by the principles of nature layers some 10,000 prismatic rods in an approximately 400 square-meter space to create transparent layers through which light penetrates. This cloud-like sculpture of light awakens us to the perception of natural energy.
How did you spatially construct your artistic sculptural work in a public building?
Approximately 10,000 prism rods are hanged from the ceiling to form a cloud. Although it seems like they are placed randomly, each of them is located on its spot based on a neat calculation and experiment.
How would you interpret the effect of cloud-like light sculpture on the public?
I designed this piece in wish to bring hopes to people’s hearts especially in this depressed times. I also hope this art will give us a chance to rethink what nature is.
What is the reason for using light as the main component in your sculptural work?
I have always been believing that a work that bears the energy of nature will emotionally stir people. With ‘Prismatic Cloud’ I aimed to create a mystical experience by the reflection of light.
Designer / Artist
Born in 1967. He worked under Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake, and established his own studio, TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA INC. in 2000.
Active in the fields of design, architecture and contemporary art, he is highly acclaimed globally with the poetic works.
Interview: Özlem Kan