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Mutsu Bay

2016

Videos and mix media installation (cloth with printed seaweed on fabric, furniture made out of urushi lacquer, wood, seaweed and resin, photographs, sculptures)

This project was made during a three months residency in the Aomori Prefecture, located at the northern point of the Honshu Island, Japan. It is an area that sustains itself through a strong industrial production, agriculture and the culture of scallops. It is used to extreme climates with very harsh winters that see meters of snow falling down onto Mutsu Bay.
The project is the result of a careful observation of materials used in the everyday life, local architecture, working clothes and agriculture. Analyzed, dissected and interpreted, these elements flow into a series of sculpture, clothes, photographs and videos.
A testimony of shapes, textures and overgrown plants gathered during endless walks around Mutsu Bay’s shore and up and down its surrounding hills.

Special thanks: ACAC, Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori, Japan