Forest of Numbers

Lead DesignerEmmanuelle Moureaux
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

The National Art Center, Tokyo has celebrated its 10th Anniversary in January. As a commemoration, it presented the museum activities of the past ten years in the Special Exhibition Gallery room, which was superimposed with a large installation "Forest of Numbers" - the symbolization of the next 10 years to come.
The installation visualized the decade of the future from 2017 to 2026, created a sense of stillness across the large exhibition space. More than 60,000 pieces of suspended numeral figures from 0 to 9 were regularly aligned in three dimensional grids. A section was removed, created a path that cut through the installation, invited visitors to wonder inside the colorful forest filled with numbers. The installation was composed of 10 layers which is the representation of 10 years time. Layers of time were colored in 100 shades of colors, created a colorful time travel through the forest.


Architect / Designer
Born in France. Living in Tokyo since 1996. Established emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design. Using colors as her signature, her works extend to a number of projects, including architectural design for Sugamo Shinkin Bank, "Forest of Numbers" for The National Art Center, Tokyo, and art installations for UNIQLO and ISSEY MIYAKE. Associate professor at Tohoku University of Art and Design.