[Dreaming Machines ]
solo exhibition at Tokyo movie theater Laputa Asagaya Oct.4~23, 2011
About "Perforation Sculpture"
Simple falling or spinning movement caused by gravity attracts me. It is beautiful. When I carefully observe Nature, it seems even complicated phenomena are derived from this simple movement. I think it is the essence of every phenomenon including human emotion .
In creating my pieces I carry out many experiments in my tiny atelier. I assemble frames, gears, drive systems, and so on. They become like instruments for physical experiments as well as works of Art. When I really concentrate on them , I am sometimes overcome by their beauty.
I felt like a laboratory of gravity existed in my body through my long experience in physical expression as a dancer (Karas 1987~2007). When you solely concentrate on your physicality, you are very conscious of the gravity on your body, resulting in very beautiful movements. These natural or mysterious movements caused by gravity have become the theme of my creation.
Light is a very important element in most of my other pieces. It can go through transparent and translucent materials, reflect, emphasize strong edges, or blur with scattering (diffused reflections)......... Various rotational accelerations create complicated rhythms from the light with a great variety of colors and shapes. It can be possible to express even complicated rhythms of life with the combination of simple rotary motion and a flickering of light.
These rhythms resonate with rhythms of human physiology and perception. They help me to observe otherwise invisible rules of the Nature and the universe. I try to create pieces that inspire a sense of peace and tranquility.