Tomoko Iwata, “The Planet Pot : The Start of Another Ground” Meetings in Town/Roppongi Play Park West Ground

“Installing the solar system on the ground”

October 21 (Fri) 17:30 - 22:00
October 22 (Sat) 11:00 - 24:00
Roppongi West Park
7-17-8 Roppongi, Minato-ku
[Participation fee]
Pressing the Play button on Tomoko Iwata's potted plants will make "another ground" appear, and people will become members of an art village surrounded by the works of Takao Yamada. The artworks of these two turn the surface of the earth into their own playing surface evolving with the involvement of visitors. It is fine to fulfill the itch to explore or to have a rest under the tarp. The West Ground is also designated as a disaster-prevention park, and people can improve their ability to survive by participating in the "art-based disaster prevention drills" held there.


Tomoko Iwata

Born in Kanagawa Prefectural(Kanagawa-Ken) , 1983.Obtained her master's degree from Tokyo University of the Arts. Through observing and collecting common things found in nature, Iwata believes we can better align ourselves with the cosmological cycle. That creative backdrop and intention underpins her artwork.
Ongoing projects include "Awashima Nature Observation Ship," as well as a series of children's workshops that take place in the forest with a nature school program instructor.
By focusing on nature with a straightforward and uncomplicated viewpoint, Iwata finds her means for creative expression.