-162°C: Trading Power
Tokyo Edition 


-162°C is the temperature at which natural gas becomes liquid, shrinking its volume by six hundred times, becoming a convenient commodity to trade.
Japan is the top liquid natural gas purchaser for Qatar. Although the agreement appears to be mostly economic, the unique connection between the two countries impacts lifestyle, environmental and geopolitical issues.
This installation investigates the implications of this trade, and translates it into generated material printed by a kinetic installation.
Fourty one dancing printers. Fifty thousand images. Thirty thousand facts in Arabic, Japanese, and English.

Joint project and exhibition by the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology and VCUarts Qatar hosted at W+K+, a gallery space run by Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo.

Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology
Giovanni Innella, & Junichi Kanebako

VCUarts Qatar
Maryam Al-Homaid, Nathan Ross Davis, Levi Hammett, Michael Hersrud, Simone Muscolino, Reham Mohamed, Sarah Elawad & Hind Al Saad.

Photographs by Simone Muscolino