The visual art component of borders echoes back to materials used in the artist’s past works – latex skins
and molded aluminum mesh – that catch, cover and uncover the body in a space-between, where corporeal outlines and densities are broken, dissolved, and reimagined. During the process of Becoming- Corpus, the flesh of performers was imprinted into thin skins which now, years later, hang in the middle of the gallery as an architecture of artifactual memory. On the walls, latex encloses clay figures that are dismembered by space and suspended in light: a figure caught in a floating point. The body’s form becomes lost and reimagined by absence. In another sculpture series, mesh aluminum masks are enclosed in concrete. A glimpse of a wire face peers out from the irregularities in the concrete, the exposure of which is both vulnerable and peculiar. Together the pieces embody anonymity and familiarity. By layering permeable, opaque, and broken textures of material, multiple states of erasure and discovery suspend the human figure in time; a moment of transition into which past and future collapse.
The BECOMING SERIES is a succession of multi-disciplinary works set in immersive environments and utilizing dance, theater, video projections and live music. The series deals with matter’s constant state of becoming through growth and decay, beginnings and endings. The BECOMING SERIES is a pentalogy.
borders performance [link to website page of borders performance] borders installation [link to website page of borders installation]
IMAGE CREDIT: Photo documentation: Caylee Shimizu and Shige Moriya
borders installation is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
2016 United States, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM Fisher Sharp Lobby