Wednesday, 11 September 2013

AIR _ day 2



杉本博司 『空間感』p127より抜粋


Although I am afraid to quote this beautiful writing by Hiroshi Sugimoto with my poor translation, I think it is worth to try out as it was so inspiring for me to think about how paper can work with light/darkness.

"Daylight is tamed and filtered inside of a Japanese tearoom, thus intermediate condition between light and darkness is able to be created. The paper used for Shouji (paper screens) blocks the scenery outside, but it does not cut off the sense of its presence, for example the atmosphere of cloud cutting the sun light or breeze running through a tea garden. Once the outlook is covered with the thin paper, it will even ensure the sense of presence.