Installation view of the exhibition "キオクのかたち/キロクのかたち | Compilations of Memories and Records"
Fri. 22 Sep. - Mon. 9 Oct. 2017
横浜市民ギャラリー | Yokohama Civic Art Gallery
Curated by Risa Saito
Photo: Ken Kato
(Translated by Gaetan kubo using DL)
Kubo's interest in the visualisation of what used to be hidden in our world and society has now turned towards the exploration of his own origins, and he collects various objects based on the production method 'Perspective of Memory'. These include anecdotes and histories that people have woven together to pass on and record their memories, and their quotations and interpretations are interspersed throughout the work in the form of texts and the artist's own voice. 'Perspective of Memory' is taken from the book of the same name by Tatsuhiko Shibusawa. In his essays, he expressed his yearning for the illusion of 'looking at the world through an upside-down telescope', in which objects appear small, and for the detailed memories that are awakened by the distance between them. In Kubo's work, a part of the extensive information about the collected objects is connected to memories that the artist herself cannot have, creating a multilayered and mysterious situation of 'visualisation'.
Risa Saito
Yokohama Civic Art Gallery
その生き物は全ての生き物の中で最も姿を変える |
So mutable a thing is none That moves in earth or sky or sea.