Roppongi Hills

Motoi Yamamoto, “Labyrinth” Installations

“Labyrinth”, 2013, Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

October 21 (Fri) 17:30 - 24:00
October 22 (Sat) 11:00 - October 23 (Sun) 4:00
Roppongi Hills Keyakizaka Complex B1F
[Participation fee]
"Drawing a path with salt is like following the way back to my precious memories. However, I am not sure if I can reach the heart of those memories. The reason for this is that the lines of salt I draw move in unintended directions and are sometimes broken due to the effects of undulations in the floor, humidity and also my own emotions. A salt path is the inevitable entwined with the coincidental. After I have completed a piece, I like to quietly follow the path to see where it leads." - Motoi Yamamoto


Motoi Yamamoto

Born in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, in 1966. He graduated from Kanazawa College of Art and currently lives in Kanazawa City. In memory of his deceased sister, he started creating installations using salt, which is known for its purification and cleansing properties. He would then sit on the floor and diligently draw mazes and giant spiral objects. On the last day of the exhibition, he demolishes the installation with visitors and returns the salt back to the ocean. He has exhibited at MoMA PS1, the Hermitage Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and more.