The Project records from Mr. Koz series, 1996, consists of records produced by Seiichi Kozu of Studio KOZ, a local architect who managed the physical construction and installation of Denari’s show “Interrupted Projections” at Gallery MA in Tokyo, Japan.
The series consists of 20 drawings and/or reprographic copies, 19 layouts, 16 slides, and a small amount of promotional material including three posters and one promotional pamphlet.
Records date from 1996.
For Interrupted Projections, in collaboration with Tokyo-based architect Seiichi Kozu (Mr. Koz) of Studio KOZ, Denari used traditional construction techniques to build a structure inside the gallery space that blended floor, wall and ceiling into a continuous curved surface. This surface displayed printed logos for fictional corporations, designed specifically for the exhibition.
The majority of drawings and reprographic copies in the series relate to the construction of the principal architectural installation built on the third floor of Gallery MA. This includes plans and sections for the third floor, as well as working drawings that detail specifications such as dimensions, materials, layouts, and assembly techniques. The series also contains a set of five drawings that include first and second floor plans and sections of Gallery MA. The majority of writing on the drawings is Japanese, aside from one reprographic copy with third floor plans and sections that contains notes in English about elements of the installation such as lighting and the placement and size of fictional company logos.
Photographic materials in the series comprise 16 slides that contain images of the built installation, as well as images of the exhibition open to the public, including slides of visitors interacting with the NaviCam.
The series also includes printed layouts of the 3D digital renderings for the Interrupted Projections model alongside a pantone sheet, which were used as a reference during the construction process.
Promotional material in the series includes three small posters for the exhibition, as well as a brochure that highlights selected works from the show.