This installation work consists 3 artworks, a painting (abstract drawing on canvas), a sculpture (replicated buddha) and a video (on the display). However, each artwork that combined with ready made product which has movement as function attempt to avoid to be appreciated from spectator (human). If you close to the artwork, painting lies down on the floor, sculpture turns away and goes far off, video slides away along the wall. Each artwork speaks about the reason why the Art should be escape from being seen/understood by human. Furthermore, there are several displays in the space and those are intently showing process of searching the meanings on Google by using voice from the artworks as input. Those are worked as metaphor for humans behavior in the museum or gallery that searching the meanings meaninglessly. Their insistence based on eastern philosophy from before the century especially Zhuangzi's thoughts who has criticized intelligence that human believed in that era. Zhuangzi has explained so many facts around our life by his own logic and witty allegory and those are still suggestive even for modern people. Now, the art, technology, society, every system, every rules organizing this world are born and grew up in western society and dominant our life. Thus, artworks preaches the necessity to relativate our society established with western philosophy by irradiate eastern thoughts accompany by movement which escape from human. Through this artwork, posing the problems about mechanism/politics of seeing the Art, or modern humans physicality which is dominated by languages.
Support (System Engineering) by Takanobu Inafuku (HAUS Inc.)
Photo by Shinya Kigure