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Walk on Water at 'Zero Meter Above Sea Level' Art Installation Exhibit by Ryo Yamada

Walk on Water at 'Zero Meter Above Sea Level' Art Installation Exhibit by Ryo Yamada
Walk on Water at 'Zero Meter Above Sea Level' Art Installation Exhibit by Ryo Yamada, Courtesy of Ryo Yamada
Courtesy of Ryo Yamada

Japanese artist and architect Ryo Yamada has recently unveiled Zero Meter Above Sea Level, an artwork installation at the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Sapporo, Japan.

Constructed at exactly the primeval sea level of its location, the installation helps to visualize the fact that about eight hundred thousand years to one million years ago, Sapporo City—in the area of the Ishikari Lowlands, where the museum currently is located—was covered by ocean water.

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The piece sits 2.1 meters above the museum floor, held up by thin columns made out of scrap wood purposefully giving the exhibition a fragile look. However, at any one time, the 31-meter-long floor installation can hold up to ten people.

Courtesy of Ryo Yamada
Courtesy of Ryo Yamada
Courtesy of Ryo Yamada
Courtesy of Ryo Yamada
Courtesy of Ryo Yamada
Courtesy of Ryo Yamada

Through the installation, visitors should be able to envision the ocean while walking at the level it used to be a million years ago. The installation “shows that the history of mankind is just a moment compared to Mother Earth" says Yamada. 

Courtesy of Ryo Yamada
Courtesy of Ryo Yamada
Courtesy of Ryo Yamada
Courtesy of Ryo Yamada

Zero Meter Above Sea Level is open from the 25th May until the 23rd June.
News via Ryo Yamada.

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Walk on Water at 'Zero Meter Above Sea Level' Art Installation Exhibit by Ryo Yamada" 21 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/789680/zero-meter-above-sea-level-art-installation-exhibits-impact-of-environmental-change-in-japan/> ISSN 0719-8884
Courtesy of Ryo Yamada

“海平面上0米”艺术展览揭示了环境变化为日本带来的影响