As part of Shinjuku Creators Festa 2014, run by Shinjuku City council, Emmanuelle has transformed the space in Shinjuku Central Park using full spectrum of floating colors. This is the 2nd exhibition of the ‘100 colors’ series, which she plans to expand in different cities around the world.

“When I first arrived in Tokyo, I was fully fascinated by the colors overflowing on the street. In that very moment, my mind decided to move to Japan. Overwhelming number of store signs, flying electrical cables, and flashes of blue sky framed by various volumes of buildings, created three dimensional “layers” in the city. The flood of various colors pervaded the street built up a complex depth and intensity in the space. These indelible experiences of colors and layers in Tokyo were the inspiration and essence of my design concept of “shikiri”, which means dividing (creating) space with colors. Valuing the emotion inspired from Tokyo,  I want to show the beauty of colors to the fullest extent. I also wish to share the feeling of being surrounded by overflowing colors by  exhibiting 100 colors, here in the middle of Tokyo…”,  explains Emmanuelle Moureaux.

‘100 Colours‘, a project inspired by the Japanese traditional sliding screens was first conceived in 2013 for the Shinjuku Creators Festa by Tokyo-based French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux.

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Photos: Shinjuku Creators Festa 2014 / Emmanuelle Moureaux.

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