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Somehow the mosaic looks nice






鳩とゲロ / Pigeon and Puke, 30 x 42 cm, pencil and Watercolor on paper, 2015







On a Saturday morning, I witnessed a pigeon eating vomit on the sidewalk, and I found myself drawn to the sight. It was intriguing to see the pigeon, typically considered a nuisance bird, cleaning up vomit, almost like two negatives canceling each other out in a mathematical equation, creating a seemingly positive cycle. However, at the same time, I couldn't help but imagine that the same pigeon would later excrete droppings made from that vomit. Naturally, someone unaware of this fact would still consider the pigeon a nuisance bird. Yet, I found the shift in perception due to the disparity between visual observation and understanding fascinating, even if only temporarily. Inspired by this scene, I attempted to create an installation that would showcase situations where perceptions change over time and through the interaction of two or more elements.


>> 展示概要 / Abstract for the exhibition





鳩とゲロのしらべ / Score of a pegion and puke, 21 x 30 cm, 2015







The exhibition centered around two recorded videos documenting my attempt to create an installation inside the gallery space, accompanied by a male goat. The inspiration for these works stemmed from my curiosity about how the space, installed like a "miniature world" at sandplay therapy, would be aesthetically perceived.
As I worked on constructing the installation, I arranged objects in response to the goat's actions, while the goat, in turn, moved the objects and initiated further arrangements, gradually limiting my own actions over time. Through the evolving arrangement of objects guided by the goat, I gained a tangible understanding of the rules governing this small world. The movement of objects and the creation of space with the goat became a process of revealing my own thoughts as if in dialogue with the unconscious, perhaps constituting a series of aesthetically pleasing moments in the ongoing act of arranging that I had anticipated.


>> Review by Minoru Shimizu 清水穣 on the Art Agenda





[1]- [12], «山羊に神話を聞く» 2チャンネルビデオインスタレーション, ドローイング, ビーチサンダル, コンクリート, スチール棒, 藁, プラスティック, 塩, 水, スパゲッティ, 土, 合板, ビニールホース, フェルト, インクジェットプリンター, 紙, 角材, 石, 梯子, 芝刈り機 - サイズ可変, 2015
[13]- [17] インスタレーションII 制作後


[1]- [12], «Listening to a myth told by a goat», installation with two-channel video projection, framed drawing, beach sandals, concrete, steel pole, staw, plastic objects, salt, water, spaghetti, soil, plywood, vinyl hose, felt, ink-jet printer, paper, timber, stone, ladder, and grass cutter, dimensions variable, 2015
[13]- [17] After finshing the installation II








見えないものは見えない / Out of sight, (イカスミパスタを食べてくしゃみしてできたシミ), played by Shihono Higa



By pipe organ 2'14"

By piano 2'18"





© 2011- Gaku Nakano