Roppongi Art Night 2013


The white building washing (2012)
3 channel synchronized video
with sound, 11’30″
Support: Sa Sa Art Project,
Tokyo Wonder Site

Art Port Roppongi
Iwai Masaru

The white building washing

Early in 2012, Iwai Masaru stayed in the derelict “White Building” in Phnom Penh, Cambodia while shooting a documentary about cleaning the building together with local residents. Projected here on three large screens, The white building washing
astounds the viewer with its stark realism and ineffable videographic beauty even as it sheds light on various social issues.

Iwai Masaru

Born in 1975, Kyoto. Graduated from the doctorial course of Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo Art University. Brings cleaning and wastes into his artwork under the theme of “Cleaner’s High”.

Sa 17:55– 5:39
Roppongi 7 chome vacant lot, 7-7-16 Roppongi