Emre Hüner. Floating Cabin Rider Capsule Reactor Cycle”, CCA Kitakyushu
The living moment of spatial experience is projecting the past and future utopias as well as dystopias. Spending working times of writing and reading in a studio this winter that is just near to Arata Isozaki’s building dated 1974, Public Library (Kitakyushu) awaken my inevitable interest to dwell deeper in the current and future heritage of Metabolism and other utopian ideas in architecture in our current time of anthropocene.Following artist Emre Hüner’s preparation for his exhibition that consists of a constellation of multiple forms and materials of sculptures installed in the space of the gallery at CCA Kitakyushu brings together several layers of intertwined forms of subtle experiences of timeless architecture, settlements and dwellings. Kitakyushu city that also has the contemporary art museum building by Isozaki, is a former steel industry city with a past steel worker class society in Yahata area that was under threat of atomic bomb before Hiroshima city in 1944.The capital and production of this city has transformed since the last century, and the infrastructure too. As a hometown of Nippon Steel Cooperation or Zenrin company and many others formed the city as an industrial spatial environment. Highways, tubes, industrial areas as urban trash zones, Space World, the worker class history and it traces in the neighborhoods… Kitakyushu is also currently re-promoted as an eco-model city against Japan’s disposal of radioactive Tsunami debris. The process of Anthropocene informs Hüner’s research of utopian forms that is questioning it as a process of decay of interval objects.
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