International 2011 Archives
Parasol Unit, London (UK).
Inaugurating Parasolstice – Winter Light, a series of outdoor projects to be realised by various international artists, The summer shelter retreats darkly among the trees by American artist James Yamada is a dramatic installation in the foundation's outdoor space.
The aluminium structure of Yamada's installation both shelters visitors from bad weather and offers them some privacy. Integrated into its rooftop are 28 light elements at 10,000 lux, which is the sunlight-
James Yamada has forged a reputation for making ingenious constructions that create encounters between nature and technology. In The summer shelter retreats darkly among the trees the artist highlights how recent technology benefits mankind by helping to prevent illness. The issue of satisfying human interest in and dependency on technology is all-
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Exhibition November 23, 2011 -
James Yamada, The summer shelter retreats darkly among the trees, 2011, 3,65 x 2,74 x 2,74 m © James Yamada
James Yamada, The summer shelter retreats darkly among the trees, 2011, 3,65 x 2,74 x 2,74 m. Parasol Unit installation view. Photo : Stephen White