TOKYO TOWER Co., Ltd.
The University of Tokyo x Tokyo Tower’s “Tokyo Brand” collaboration project “Soundscape Night View – Tokyo He Omoi Wo Ha Cell” starts from 3/17 (Fri.)!
~ Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Vienna World Exposition ~
TOKYO TOWER Co., Ltd. (Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo) has collaborated with the University Museum of the University of Tokyo (Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo) to create the Soundscape Mobile Museum “Onkei” for the second time following last year. Nightscape – Tokyo He
Omoiwohasel” will be held on the 1st floor of the main deck from March 17th (Friday) to May 7th (Sunday).
“Mobile Museum” is a next-generation museum proposed by the University Museum of the University of Tokyo, which represents a museum that can move freely to various places. Recently, various museums around the world are practicing it.
This exhibition, which will be held at Tokyo Tower, was inspired by the content of Tokyo Tower’s original video “Tokyo 500 Years Theater”, which is shown in the event space “Club333” on the main deck (height 150m). Hirohisa Mori’s laboratory at the Museum of Advanced Studies is a new experiment that combines “mobile museum” and “soundscape” and named it “soundscape mobile museum”.
The theme of the exhibition is the Vienna World Exposition of 1873, the first time Japan participated as a nation and the catalyst for Japonisme in Vienna. It was an opportunity to make Japan known to the world, and at that time, all sorts of “things” were collected from all over the country, and a large team of dozens of people went to Europe. Reflecting on this milestone year of 150 years, lighting panels introduce episodes of participants, bizarre exhibits, and works of art related to the Wiener Expo from the digital archives of the University of Tokyo and the University Art Museum of Tokyo University of the Arts. increase.
Austria, the host country of the World Expo, and Japan have maintained friendly relations for 150 years. In this exhibition, contemporary art dynamically intersects with materials from the World Exposition. The biggest highlight of the exhibition is that you can view the exhibition in the sound (soundscape) of over 50 channels of speakers. Sounds of Nishiizu waves, steam locomotives, and installation sounds using urban sounds recorded at around 260m above the Tokyo Tower will unfold. High-quality, long-recorded soundscapes are played back on part of the main deck (150m).
Usually, most of the sounds used in exhibitions are audio guides and explanatory sounds in experiential corners, but the purpose of soundscapes is not to explain. It is incorporated into the space where the visitor is, and constitutes the space itself.
150 years ago, “things” collected from various places were brought to Vienna and European people were invited to Japan. Guests at the tower’s observatory are led from the observatory into an audible landscape. It may be the coast of Nishi-Izu, or it may be in the countryside where the steam locomotive runs.
Soundscapes and exhibitions intermingle in the scenery seen from the center of Tokyo, especially in the sunlight.
■ The University of Tokyo x Tokyo Tower “Soundscape Night View – Tokyo He Omoi Wo Ha Cell” Exhibition Outline
Date and time: March 17 (Friday) to May 7 (Sunday), 5th year of Reiwa *Hours are based on Tokyo Tower’s business hours.
●Location: Tokyo Tower Main Deck 1F (150m)
*The soundscape can only be experienced on the south side of the 1st floor of the main deck.
*Please note that you may not be able to enjoy the soundscape when events are held at Club333.
●Entrance fee: You can experience only the observation fee up to the Tokyo Tower main deck.
●Organizer: The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
● Special cooperation: TOKYO TOWER Co., Ltd.
●Cooperation: Embassy of Austria/Austrian Cultural Forum
Tokyo/Cultural Promotion Committee (CSPC)
Sponsor: Antenna Giken Co., Ltd. / Computer System Co., Ltd. ●Remarks: Real-time voice control uses various communication technologies centered on SOI (Serial Over IP) technology, which was developed by Hirohisa Mori Laboratory, The University Museum, The University of Tokyo.
*Installation view of Mobile Museum “Soundscape Night View – Tokyo He Omoi Wo Ha Cell” held in 2022
[What is “Tokyo 500 Years Theater”]
A 20-minute original historical video that relives the period from the reclamation of Edo to the present day when Tokyo Tower was built, and unravels the spirit that has been passed down from generation to generation and is rooted in today’s Tokyo. Regularly screened on a 260-inch 4K compatible large monitor on the 1st floor of the Tokyo Tower main deck.
■ Tokyo Tower Homepage
■The University Museum, The University of Tokyo homepage
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