Give It a Name

2013

Pencil on paper, chalk, wire, cheesecloth

Drawings: 1100mm×1600mm each, Venue: 8000mm×8000mm

“NAKANOJO BIENNALE 2013” Iwamoto-Kami-Gumi community center, Gunma

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Installatiom view/ Give It a Name

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Installatiom view/ Give It a Name

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Installatiom view/ Give It a Name

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Installatiom view/ Give It a Name

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Detail/ Give It a Name






Give It a Name was made during artist-in-residency program for a exhibition in Gumma, Japan. This work consists of four drawings hanged from the ceiling, and three hundred of names written with chalk on the floor.


Inspired by “Katari” (storytelling in traditional style) in Gumma, and the experience of fear to the complete darkness on the way back to the accommodation, I attempted to produce my work in a way the folktales ware made; to talk for the resistance to fear. As my folktale, I represented the situation of the darkness and enumerated 300 names of animals/plants living on the way to the accommodation from the venue this work was exhibited. The number of the names is same as the number of steps to go to accommodation.

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