Bunpei Kado, “Sleep” Town Installations / Program chosen from “Open Call Project”

Photo: hiroshi noguchi

5/25(Sat) 10:00 – 5/26(Sun) 18:00
Roppongi-nishi Park
[Participation fee]
“Sleep” is an outdoor installation that consists of a global jungle, a tricycle, and a sand castle. Bright balloons connected to the equipment gently inflate and deflate as if they are breathing, and its lights flicker in a slow constant rhythm, suggesting the subtlety of life. The soft sounds of piano and a daytime playground are reminiscent of the youth’s presence and vitality. The work alludes to the absence of children in parks due to the decreasing birthrate and change in how they play.


Bunpei Kado

Born in Fukui in 1978.
Graduated from Department of Industrial,Interior and Craft Design
at Musashino Art University.
He creates sculptures by combining ordinary objects from everyday
existence into unusual combination evoking fresh meanings.
He has recently presented installations in an abandoned house or classroom
in a school which incorporated the spacial context within the work.