A solo exhibition of installations
A Space Gallery, May 7 to June 11, 2005
The autobiographical core of the exhibit
addresses the experience of living with cancer. The work explores
the metaphorical dimensions of illness, specifically cancer.
It is further informed by ideas contained in Susan Sontag's
acclaimed text, Illness As Metaphor, in which she observed
that cancer treatment "has a military flavor...."
This new project, which represents both the body and forces
of nature in a highly representational form, will extend my use
of electronic media to video, which is ideally suited to the
many facets of this project. I explore the image-making, narrative
and sculptural dimensions of the medium as it applies to this
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- SIGN/INGS 2005
DVD loops, Tyvek® panels wood dowels. 3@ 10' x 48'
- SOUND/INGS 2005
wood, laquer, speakers. 3@ 6' x 4.5" x 3.5"
- WITNESS 2005
steel, plexiglass, water, monitor, DVD loop. 30" x 30" x
- Photos from SIGN/INGS video shoot
- Exhibition brochure. Adobe Acrobat PDF
Midi Onodera – Videographer, editor: SIGN/INGS (1)
Chiyoko Szlavnics – Music
and sound editing: SIGN/INGS, SOUND/INGS (1,2)
Edimburgo Cabrera – Video documentation of exhibition (1,2,3)
Gene Machida – Photographs (4)
'Reflections from the Garden',
Gendai Gallery 2003
Reflections from the Garden. created
specially for a 2003 retrospective, comprised a large, shallow
pool of water in which copper-clad
corkscrew branches (culled from my garden) stood, supported on
Three rocks completed the composition and the installation
was lit minimally, creating a dramatic and meditative site. A
built machine installed out of sight in the deiling released
a single drop of water every two minutes, adding counterpoint
the serenity evoked by disturbing reflections. The drops would
form ever-expanding circles until they quietly disappeared,
returning calm to the site.
"...the water-submerged corkscrew willow forest seems dreamy
and ethereal one moment and seems to ache upright the next" (Kyo
[Click image to view Reflection from the Garden]