Yasuhiro Suzuki's installation, A Journey Around the Neighbourhood Globe, promises to change the way we look at everyday things. Suzuki likes to take a sideways look at everyday objects, a Japanese concept called 'mitate' or 'looking at one thing as if it were another'. His installation consists of a large inflatable human figure, titled 'Napping Traveller', and acrylic suitcases that contain Suzuki's works inspired by everyday objects. "Although everything inside will be familiar to them, they can use these objects to look at things in a fresh way," Suzuki says. "When they leave the room, visitors' way of looking at the world will have changed."
This installation was designed and created by Yasuhiro Suzuki (Artist); Noriko Kawakami (Curatorial Advisor); Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Motomi Kawakami, Kozo Fujimoto, Noriko Kawakami (Advisory Committee) . , and supported by WOW inc.; Mediaturge Inc.; Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology; The University of Tokyo; ROCKET Project (Room of Children with Kokorozashi and Extraordinary Talents) .