Erika Hidaka produces a see-through bench that blends into the landscape of Towada’s central shopping district. A billowing figure suddenly appears as you walk along the street, and upon further inspection, you notice depressions in its surface. Hidaka notes that she wanted to create a space where visitors could sit down and take a break on the street. The presence of cloud can be likened to air, having a faint presence despite its volume, and it builds an entirely new landscape.
Born in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1976. Graduated from Showa Women’s University Junior College and Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University of Science. Lives and works in Tokyo.