Listening to a myth told by a goat, 2015


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, p timber, stone, ladder, and grass cutter, dimensions variable

 
Through previous my works with some different animals and from experience of getting new findings thereby, I have interestedly grappled with making phenomenal works with them that could bring not only accidental happenings.
At my solo exhibition, I tried to create installations with a goat in a gallery. This attempt began with interpreting the meaning of play in a broad way and was based on my interest in an installation work which I make with a goat like clients play the sand play therapy and in whether the sight of the installation is took the measure of beautifulness.
During making the installation, I set up objects in answer to happenings that were caused by the goat, such as branches and leaves of a tree were placed on the point where the goat ejaculated, on the other hand, he moved them and created more opportunities where I can take a decision to put objects. So my acts were been limiting as time proceeds by the goat. At there, I realized that I had subconsciously tried to keep a consistency with my uncomprehending acts by the placement of the shifting situation. Therefore, for me, it was interesting that I could not verbalize the value of the installation, even though the series of phenomenon was controlled by my subjective feeling. Then I thought there was more value of this attempt in the situation where I was sympathizing with the goat in the document video than I would figure out animalism through the completed installation.

 


山羊に神話を聞く, 2015

 

 私はこれまで動物と共に制作し、偶発的な現象の作品化に取り組んできた。この作品はその一つであり、私は一匹の雄山羊とともにギャラリー内でインスタレーションの制作を試みた。この作品の着想は、遊びの意味を広義に解釈することから始まり、「箱庭遊び」としてインスタレーションされた空間がどのように審美されるかという興味がきっかけであった。
 私はそのインスタレーションを制作する間、山羊の行為に応じてオブジェを配置し、一方山羊はオブジェを動かしたり、更なる配置のきっかけを作りながら、時間の経過とともに私の行為を制限していった。こうして山羊に導かれて変化するオブジェの配列によって、私はその小さな世界を構築するルールを徐々に理解していく実感を得た。山羊と共に行ったオブジェの移動や空間作りは、無意識と対話するように自身の思考を明らかにする過程であり、それが私の期待した配置行為の審美される瞬間の連続であった。

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