Unravelled fabric designed by the artist with coloured weft threads, wooden frame
252 x 162 cm
Production support: TextielLab/Museum – Netherlands
Artist File 2015 Next Doors, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan (2015)
Artist File 2015 Next Doors, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea (2015-16)
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea (MMCA)
This work refers to the tapestry titled “The Lady and the Unicorn” made around 1500, which encompasses two kinds of fabric: “To My Only Desire” (Mon seul désir),1484-1500, and The Unicorn is Found (from the Unicorn Tapestries),1495-1505. The holes on the fabric may distract the viewers from grasping the entire image, akin to the feeling we may have when we cannot quite remember the past. I became interested in the notion of “oblivion”, 4 years after the experience of Fukushima. Despite our endeavour to not forget the past, we would probably become unable to live if we remember everything.