Sunday, November 4, 2012

BEAUTY: Installation--Chiharu Shiota

Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota's background as a performance artist somehow manages to present itself like an echo in her installation pieces of knotted and tangled black or red wool thread. She uses everyday objects that are ripe with meaning such as clothing, beds, tables, chairs, and weaves a web of impenetrable memory around them. In this way, the installations are unapproachable: one can only look from the outside, lending a far-away sense, like a memory one can't quite pull out of the depths of one's mind... "What is this object and why do I have a nagging feeling that I know it, know what happened...if I could just remember what it is."

Top to bottom: A Place; After The Dream; During Sleep; In Silence; One Place; Over The Continents; State Of Being; Unconscious Anxiety

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