The boat-like shape is an old scarf, estimated to be about 60-70 years old. The delicate decorations have been hand-sewn and arranged, leaving behind liquid stains and a faint body odour. The object in the organza bag is a negative print of my fist made of paper clay. In a world where physical touch, such as shaking hands and hugging, is highly restricted, I realized that the previous physical communication and its restriction have an unexpected effect on the psyche. We are trapped in a cell, which goes somewhere floating with anxiety; on the other hand, vague desire from the depths of the body protrudes outside the cell.
Alter Ego in a boat (flower)
Old scarf (from Bad Gastein), fabric, organdy, paper clay, threads, plastic rings
H.108.3 x W.94 x D.9 cm (installation height 221 cm)
Exhibited atSolo exhibition STUDIO-Exhibition with Aiko Tezuka, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany, 2021