Territory Research for Creation
Line as Process
“Writing, walking, weaving, drawing, between
storytelling, process and memory.”
Media: Video Installation + Collages
State: Research / Exhibited
Grant: Harvard Asian Center Summer Research
Location: Tokyo Japan
“Ma- That which is, can only be included by
describing that which lies in between.”
The Line is the perfect threshold. It divides past from future, inside from outside, limit from eternal void. A line fixes things in place and renders static. This work explores the line as a way of understanding ourselves. I use collage and montage to intertwine different times and spaces; alternate rhythms and natures. If all lines are moving, then we can make our own lines and our own movement. We can begin to weave tradition with development. We can give shape to memories and paths.
The exhibition explores the tension between “tradition” and “development”. In space, this Kura sits between two high-rise financial buildings. The past reframes the modern and the modern reframes the old. Through time, the Ise Shrine is conserved by the passing of knowledge across generations. It is through deconstruction and rebuilding that the Shrine becomes immortal. I believe what is interesting is that which lies at the threshold of tradition and development, between preservation and progress. It is at this threshold where life happens, where we come into being and where we give shape.