1000 Coordinates

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人が一生で着用する衣服の平均的な総数を4000着と算出し、その数の古着を市民から募集する。集まった古着から、市民スタッフが自由に組み合わせて1000のコーディネートを完成させ、同時にそれらの衣服について、ひとつひとつ分析シートに詳述する。コーディネートされた衣服はすべて西尾が着用し、正面、背面、両側面の4カットを写真撮影してつなげた着せ替えアニメーションとなる。この1000枚の分析シートと映像が、プロジェクト全体のタイトルとも共通する《1000 Coordinates》である。

4000 pieces of old clothes are collected from citizens, based on the statistical data gathered by the artist that this is the average number of clothes one person uses in his or her entire life. Each local volunteer staff freely matches each piece of clothe, selecting from a heap of old clothes, creating 1000 outfits in total, while also filling out an analysis paper that asks them to explain each of their matched outfits in detail. Then Nishio puts on every outfit, photographs himself as though for a portfolio with front, back and both sides, and turns the 4000 pictures into a film, like an animation of exchanging clothes. The title of the whole project, 1000 Coordinates, is named after these 1000 analysis papers and the film. In the next stage, the staff take the old clothes apart into pieces and transform them into the new installation works: Sleeves/ Waterfall in which 1650 pieces of sleeves are hung from the ceiling to the floor; Buttons/ Rain in which 8000 buttons are joined using a fishing net; Floral Prints/ Flower which is a giant flower made up of petals in only floral prints; Sweaters/ Clouds in which unraveled woolen sweaters are arranged together around a net; and Clothes/ Strata which is made from all the scraps discarded from the other pieces. The 5 pieces of three-dimensional landscape are attained, based on the original characteristics and functions of the clothes.