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Distraction Series 18:Virtual tour of The Site of Reversible Destiny-Yoro

Dear Friends,

 

For Distraction Series 18, we celebrate the arrival of spring with an invitation to virtually visit the Site of Reversible Destiny—Yoro, located within Yoro Park in the town of Yoro in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The Site is a monumental landscape designed by Arakawa and Madeline Gins in 1995, with an additional vibrantly colored building, Reversible Destiny Office, completed within it in 1997. It consists of an expansive undulating terrain with a series of pavilions scattered amid various greeneries. This creates a gravity defying illusion and disorients the visitor’s perception of space, leading to a heightened sensitivity that helps them to see the world anew.

 

Created especially with future visitors in mind, the presenter, Momoyo Homma (Director of Reversible Destiny Foundation and the ARAKAWA+GINS Tokyo Office, who worked closely with Arakawa and Madeline Gins for many years) leads this illuminating tour of the Site’s highlights. The video was directed by Nobu Yamaoka, who has previously brought us an exploration of the artists’ philosophy in his documentary films about them.

 

This virtual tour is perfect for those who wish to learn more about Yoro Park as well as Arakawa+Gins's architecture and we hope that it tempts you to plan a visit to the Site of Reversible Destiny in person when the world opens up again in the very near future!

 

Yours in the reversible destiny mode,

 

ARAKAWA+GINS Tokyo Office and the Reversible Destiny Foundation

 

 


 

 

Outline

Virtual tour of The Site of Reversible Destiny-Yoro

Presenter: Momoyo Homma

Directed by Nobu Yamaoka (Rtapikcar, Inc.)

Director of photography: Nobu Yamaoka

Drone Shooting: Masayuki Akamatsu, Nobu Yamaoka

Produced by Arakawa+Gins Tokyo Office

Supported by Yoro Park

Special Thanks to Ran Takeuchi, Eriko Sato, Junko Katayama

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