-streamers covering walkways
-demolish something into dust
-take apart something you’ve never seen inside of
-inside is unknown
Chiharu Shiota is a Japanese artist who works out of Berlin creating large scale installations. Her works use threads to create a webbing like feature, connecting the space, the performer and the audience (Shiota, 2016). She plays with creating a presence where there was previously an absence. I have explored the idea of the void and unfilled spaces throughout some of my blog posts and I think it would be very interesting to see what happens when we fill a space close to us. As mentioned in one of my previous posts, it is almost human nature to personify the “unknown” or fill it in to make sense of it. This idea of connecting is explored often by artists such as Shiota. Either for artistic or entertainment purposes we see this filling in a space happening. On the other hand objects (often buildings) are connected for functional purposes. To ease traffic, communication and make the most of space above the ground. I am very intrigued to see if and how we could explore this idea further.
Seven Dresses, Chiharu Shiota, 2016, Dap-distributed Art