Parallel Lines

Due to research, I moved back and forth between the city area and the rural area frequently.

People I met in different places regarded me as different roles―some called me an artist, another one called me a part-time-job worker. For old inhabitants, I was young woman, or simply stranger. This switching made me realize that I have been forced to play different roles in parallel depends on the places.

Interested in the dependence to the place and the switching which be able to change the roles, I created three piece of works.



Parallel Lines

Installation view/ Parallel Lines

Other Roads

2015

Masking tape

“Around the visibles” Kyu-Kadoya old elementary school, Aichi

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Other Road1
Installation view/ Other Roads

Other Road2

Detail / Other Roads




Masking tapes put on the floor and cut to the shapes of two roads, which imitate white line of the traffic signs.

Both shapes taken from a map. The left one is a road in front of my house at Tokyo, and the other is the one located in front of the venue this work exhibited.

Other Roles

2015

Drawing with pencil on the pocket edition books, acrylic, wood

“Around the visibles” Kyu-Kadoya old elementary school, Aichi

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Other Roles1
Installation view/ Other Roles

Other Roles2

Installation view / Other Roles

Other Roles2

Installation view / Other Roles

Other Roles3

Detail / Other Roles




I selected some novels written in the first person, and drew a line beside a sentence which means “I did something.” in those books. Also I made them in pairs based on the emotions or the situations of each sentence. 

Reading novels contains multiple layered identifies. Novels written in the first person make reader identify with protagonist in the novels. Additionally, Regarding second-hand books, we can often find marks and lines written by the former reader on the pages. Follower reader might get the part of emotion of former reader from them. It appears to read second-hand novels is reading with layered “I”.

Walking with My Temperature

2015

HD video, color, sound

2min. 25sec.

“Around the visibles” Kyu-Kadoya old elementary school, Aichi

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Walking with My Temperature1

video still / Walking with My Temperature

Walking with My Temperature2 Walking with My Temperature3

video still / Walking with My Temperature

Walking with My Temperature4

Installation view/ Walking with My Temperature




Walking with My Temperature is a video work of a person walking and pouring hot water from a kettle onto the ground.

Steam rises from the trace of the hot water and it forms a band for a while.