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"water drawing-stardust-"



water drawing -stardust-  2007-08

video installation
CONSTELLATIONS / Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2015
Photo: Ken Kato

 

 

 

The starry sky I looked up at during my school days was a lot different from the sky above the city - I could see the stars too well.
When you go to a place where there are many stars, you can actually see too much, too well. As I didn't know much about constellations, I often got confused, unable to make anything out of the stars. I guess I was able to spot the most obvious constellations, but the minute I turned my eyes away, I got lost and couldn't connect the lesser-known together. The video work water drawing shows drawings being torn apart by the surface tension of water and melting away. The illustrated images, which are reduced once again to unstable elements, question the uncertainties of this world. With the work stardust, which takes constellations as its motif, I aimed for the kind of expression that would deconstruct the images defined by "constellations" into their state as stars, or mere "specks of light", and raise alternative possibilities. By taking the "constellations" and turning them into "stardust", as the title suggests, I might be able to give birth to new "stardust". After all, our world is filled with "specks of light".

 

 

water drawing(photo) -stardust -  2007
65×100cm, photograph

 

 

 

 

water drawing(photo) -stardust -  2007
65×100cm, photograph

 

 

 

 

water drawing(photo) -stardust -  2007
65×100cm, photograph

 

 

 

 

water drawing -phantom -  2009
video installation
courtesy of MIKIKO SATO GALLERY

 

 

 

water drawing(photo) -Phantom-0902-  2009
133×200cm, photograph

 

 

 

water drawing(photo) -Phantom-0801  2008
90×125cm, photograph

 

 

 

water drawing(photo)-Phantom-0802  2008
90×125cm, photograph

 

 

 

water drawing (Monotype) -Phantom-  2009
48.5x 46cm (1 piece), monotype print of water pen, watercolor,sequins,beads on paper
courtesy of MIKIKO SATO GALLERY

 

 

 

water drawing 0601 / 0602 2005-06
2channel video installation
Installation view at -Dream of dreaming- GALLERY RAKU (Kyoto University of Art and Design)

 



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