Sweet Escape from Apocalypses

19 Dec 2012

We need city-like orb buildings that will float between the worlds of a nostalgic past and a dystopian future.

The universal population is unbelievably calm and optimistic about the predicted end of the world.

They say the date is pretty close but we still continue building houses, shops and other buildings instead of taking preparation measures to be rescued. You may think what we mortals can do against the God’s rage and fury and influence on the ”decision” to vanish the sinful and outrageous world?. There is nothing impossible in case of strong desire and insatiable thirst for savior.

Hardly, there is anybody to be ready to die, so Masakatsu Sashie’s idea about the floating city-like objects is a reliable answer to the apocalypses. The orb cities will be hanging sweetly over the destroyed and forsaken civilizations.

Masakatsu created the giant orbs, which seem to be self-contained worlds unto themselves, are pieced together from the scraps of old Showa-period buildings and bits of consumer culture, such as vending machines, pachinko parlors, fast food signs, and video game components. Part retro and part sci-fi, the orbs appear to hover gracefully between the worlds of a nostalgic past and a dystopian future.

This can serve a graceful model to create our own object-cities and villages including into them all the needed places, service centers, educational, cultural, entertainment venues to face and overcome the end of the world. But, don’t think that we really cheer the Apocalypses; Let it come only  for those who strongly believe and wait for it! This is just in case, who knows!

Masakatsu Sashie is a Japanese painter from Kanazawa. In 2006, Sashie was awarded the Scout Prize by several judges – including Gallery Naruyama, East Touch, Kaiyodo, and the American magazine Giant Robot. In 2007, they offered him a spot at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

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