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Digestion of the earth

2013 / Future Primitive 2012-2014 /

Collaboration with: Alicia King(Australia), Andreas Greiner(Germany). CasimiroValentim Pereira Zecaruno(East Timor)
Inspired from the basic part of a house scattered in Fukushima due to a tsunami, the landscape is represented as a toothed frame. Water circulates, and polyacrylates and crystals of the absorbent used in disposable diapers etc. propagate during the display period. The windows of the venue are removed and the agar medium is cultured using window glass.
 
Now, here, a place of horror.
Now, here, we bid farewell to blithe contentment and move, lightly though time and space.
Now, here, we exist in the material world.
Now, here, unbond.
Now, here, wherever and whenever.
Now, here, snatched away.
 
The work, “Digestion of the earth” is based on the remaining building frame of a house that was swept away by the tsunami at the final shooting location in Fukushima. This installation was an opportunity to collaborate two other.
Andreas Greiner does projects in which he causes explosions in the city, and creates other works incorporating occurrences of bacteria or flies among others. Alicia King utilizes biotechnology and non-living materials including crystals for the realization of her works.
Both of artist respond to contemporary environments suppressing the cycle of nature and generation, though they do so by approaching the living body from artificial or scientific standpoints which are different from OLTA’s. This installation, using the ruined house’s frame to look like a mouth, and introducing an artificial cycle to the dead and badly digesting earth, indicates a contemporary connection between the human body and nature.
 
 

 
Exhibition : TOKYO STORY 2013 PART1 “Now, Here”
Date:2013 March 9 – April 29
Venue:Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo
https://www.tokyoartsandspace.jp/en/archive/exhibition/2013/20130309-4700.html

Drawing“Digestion of the earth”
2013
watercolor on paper
210 x 297mm

Drawing“Digestion of the earth”
2013
watercolor on paper
210 x 297mm

Photo : Shigeo Muto ©Tokyo Wonder Site

Photo : ANZAΪ

Photo : ANZAΪ