THE HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM

Permanent Exhibits

Shingu Susumu

Shingu Susumu (Japan, 1937–)

Never-ending Dialog, 1978

Iron, aluminum, canvas, paint, 779×500×500cm

Two sails stretched with canvas change angles in response to the winds and move up and down as if they are nodding. As their streamlined forms were created based on precise calculations of the wind flow and resistance, they are able to catch every breeze. The sculpture comes alive and shows its dynamic expressions when it becomes one with the wind.

Shingu exhibited a three-dimensional work for the first time in 1966 in Milan. Since then, he has continued to create kinetic art that translates the invisible rhythms of nature, such as wind and water flows, into movement.