CROSSING OVER: THE PROMISE OF MORTALITY

PARTS 1 & 2

a s o l o e x h i b i t i o n b y M a k i I s h i i

c u r a t e d b y BARBISWORKS

This installation will see Ishii recreate a sort of memory of “home”. Through the use of found objects and juxtapositions of different theatre-set-sculptures, we will see the spaces transformed into a sort of ‘dream’, a room, caught in space and time on an infinite or unknowable loop. 

This home-from-home space looks closely at alienation, being removed from-, memories, migration, economics and time. Through simple, yet sad, empty motifs, Ishii conveys a sense of the unkown or unknowable, a shared sense of what and why it is like to be left behind.

 

PART 1

HORIZONS

ARAI ASSOCIATES

This space will be occupied with subcultural phantoms, a dreamscape and repetition of the wallpaper in Hatch Space. These phantoms, are representative of the uncertainty experienced in early developmental psychology - known unknowns. Ishii’s trademark landscape sculptures flank and contextualise these ghosts and place them in a sort of phantasmagoric unreality. 

The space will be dissected by the green flooring and some separating rope - the viewers are not invited to occupy the whole space, rather to look-in on (alienation) Ishii’s fantasy world of objects and ideas. 

 

ARAI ASSOCIATES

130-0022 5-6-11 Koutoubashi, Sumida, Tokyo, Japan

date 27.01.2017 till 12.02.2017

opening 14:00~20:00 on 27.01.2017

gallery opening hours

28.01.2017~12.02.2017

12:00~17:00

araiassociates.com

 

PART 2

ROLLING

HATCH GALLERY INSTALLATION: 

This installation will see Ishii recreate a sort of memory of "home". Through the use of found objects and a monochrome schematic, we will see the main space in hatch transformed into a sort of 'dream', a living room, caught in space and time on an infinite or unknowable loop. A television repeats an action which is reflected in the game-show wallpaper that adorns two of the walls. 

There will be a sort of money-bag of sorts, or could it be a bin bag... This highlights the material values we place on things, and juxtaposes that with the memory of value in those tacit things we take for granted: home, security, family, love... Day-to-day-things. 

This home-from-home space looks closely at alienation, being removed from-, memories, migration, economics and time. Through simple, yet sad empty motifs, Ishii conveys a sense of the unkown or unknowable, a shared sense of what and why it is like to be left behind. 

GALLERY HATCH

date 11.02.2017 ~ 19.02.2017

Wed to Sun 17:00~20:00

111-0032 6-1-16 Asakusa ,Taito,Tokyo,Japan

www.facebook.com/galleryhatch

 

BARBIS

Exhibitions are proudly supported by BARBIS and Belhaven Brewery, Dunbar, Scotland

BARBIS is a world leading arts hub for Scotland, based in East Lothian providing 20 residencies for international artists and 40 studios available for local artists and craftspeople.