Recent Site Specific Commissions > Mission Chinese Food, NY, 2017

Superabundant Atmosphere

"Superabundant Atmosphere", an installation by Jacob Hashimoto includes thousands of shimmering white “kites,” each handmade from silk glued over a tied bamboo frame. During the installation process, Hashimoto and assistants will string the kites together and suspend them from the ceiling, creating an enormous sculptural cloud. Although Hashimoto makes use of traditional kite-making materials and techniques, the small kites that form his installations do not actually fly. Instead, they are the modular units that he multiplies and arranges into structures that, while monumental in scale, appear to be weightless. As the light the changes throughout the day, so too, will the appearance of Superabundant Atmosphere. Sometimes the installation will seem buoyant and ethereal, while at other times it will appear to be a solid mass. In any guise, Hashimoto intends for Superabundant Atmosphere to convey a sense of wonder and playfulness, as visitors encounter, walk around, and react to its presence.

Temporarily installed at the famed Mission Chinese Food restaurant in New York City run by Chef Angela Dimayuga.

On view from February 1, 2017 - February 1, 2018

171 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002