Fountain Square, Ueno Park
Before the creation of Ueno Park, this entire area was lined with temple buildings for the Kanei-ji Temple. After the damage incurred through natural disaster and war, the area became a park in 1876, the beginning of the Meiji Era. In this large-scale installation, Ohmaki uses the Monjuro gates as a way of transporting spectators back to what existed here in the past, and to invite them inside a site of past times, spaces, and memories.
Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1971. Earned a graduate degree from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1997. Won the 8th Enku Grand Award in 2015. Space, time, gravity and memory are the key concepts behind his work. Exhibits dynamic installations that stir physical sensations in viewers.