Picture of Layers – Sewing Together Ⅱ

2008

Multicolor weaving “EPOTEX”

240 × 600 cm

Production support : KAWASHIMA SELKON

Exhibited at

MOT annual 2008 Unraveling and Revealing, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (2008)

Collection

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

The two fabric are connected with the same warp threads and two ghosts are appearing on each of the fabric. On the left fabric, the ghost consists of the European clothes draperies and it is standing on the background with Eastern patterns. On the right fabric, the ghost consists of Eastern clothes draperies and it is standing on the background with European patterns.

Picture of Layers – Sewing Together Ⅱ

The Images featured;

Left
(Background)
Tunic, Coptic textile (Egypt, 7C)
Nishiki (brocade) with archers chasing lions (Horyu-ji Temple, Japan, 7C)
Stand cover, silk with kyokechi-dyed designs of flowering trees and paired-birds (Shōsō-in temple, Japan, 8C)

(Ghost)
Louis XIV, Hyacinthe Rigaud (France, 1701)
Ghent Altarpiece (or the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb),  Hubert and Jan van Eyck (Belgium, 15C)

Right
(Background)
Tunic, Coptic textile (Egypt, 7C)
Border bobbin lace (Italy, 17C)
Book of Durrow, carpet page (Ireland, 7C)
Wallpaper pattern (France, 19C)

(Ghost)
Suigetsu-Kannon (Buddha statue) (Tōkei-ji temple, Japan, 13C)
Miroku Bosatsu, Buddha statue (Chūgū-ji temple, Japan, 7-8C)

Photo by

Masaru Yanagiba