First Impressions


‘Bricolage’ is a way to flexibly achieve the purpose in front of you by using existing items without having a predetermined plan. This is the method proposed by the anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss. This way, we can reach a world beyond the image. This plaster bowl was made using his method. Kaori intervenes flexibly and continuously by connecting what she finds, such as personal belongings, some of the works made in the past, the remaining materials, and plants in the garden. Each piece of them acts as a component that creates new meaning in the work and also serves as a record of the event at each moment. This work changes little by little over time. At this exhibition, plaster covered the surface of the table and reached the floor. Plaster records the time. The mark of the mug cup left on the table is traced on the surface of the plaster. It tells that it is not only human beings who speak something and that words are unnecessary. In addition, this work presents the viewer with a different perspective from everyday life. If you stand in front, the viewer may not recognise the table, but you will notice that it is a table if you stand behind. She also intervened at the site with the small repair, a common theme in her practice.