Terunobu Fujimori

 

interview by ALBERTO DE  VIRGILIIS

 

ADV:

TF:

I saw in your chapel different choices about the light and shadows, but also about the materials that makes this chapel unique and also intimate, why did you choose this kind of natural materials as wood, stones, etc.?

I chose the wood for the relation that this material has with the cross, I wanted to use white inside so it looks like the cross is coming from the ground.

What about the light and the black stone on the background?

The light in that position with the golden leaf represent the glorification of Jesus and the black stones represent the lapidation of Jesus.

Terunobu Fujimori

"No - name" (2018)

"The reinterpretation of the cross, a symbol that the Japanese Christians were forced to trample during the persecution in Japan".