I am interested in understanding how viewers can read corners in public spaces to notice and discover the stories contained within. I identified all the corners at the entrance to the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan. There are about 500 different corners, and I took pictures of all of them. They are visible at the entrance and viewers can find them if they pay attention. Viewers can also use a magnifying lens to observe them.
“Corners” are everywhere in a room but often not noticed. At the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, the corners are storage places of hidden, unforgotten, and authentic history of the museum. They are preserved because so few people actually interact or touch them. There are piles of dust, dead moss, human hairs, dead skin, spider webs, and other unknown dust shed off. People generally refer to a corner as dead space, but a building cannot exist without corners.
-Exhibition venue: Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (JP)