Hi, To, Mu, Ra,

2015

chalk on wall and floor

4895mm×2378mm×3745mm

“Onto a vacant lot” / Gallery HAM, Aichi

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Hi, To, Mu, Ra,

Installation view/ Hi, To, Mu, Ra, Photo by Shinichi Osuga

Hi, To, Mu, Ra,

Detail/ Hi, To, Mu, Ra, Photo by Shinichi Osuga

Hi, To, Mu, Ra,

Detail/ Hi, To, Mu, Ra,

Hi, To, Mu, Ra,

Detail/ Hi, To, Mu, Ra,

Hi, To, Mu, Ra,

Detail/ Hi, To, Mu, Ra,





Hi, To, Mu, Ra, consists of square frames and commas used in Japanese writing. These blank frames are often used as a guide for writing. Every sequence of the frames is assigned a word which is a Japanese name of plants naturalized to Japan. All their names are converted as blank frames and enumerated in vertical writing.

From the plants’ points of view, environment simply means physical surroundings. They have spread along human movements without concerning any social bound- aries. To celebrate their fluidity, I left only the frames of their names.

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