In the Board

​​板の中にいる

Graduation Work for bachelor's degree

​多摩美術大学卒業制作作品

2017

Tama Art University, Japan

 

Performance / installation 

1 hour per 1 time

3 wooden boards

Performance: Huang Jieru, Yan Zhentao

Video: Kotaro Saito

 I cut out each hole shaped a side-silhouette of each different person from three wooden boards, got their real body including myself into the holes, and made the three boards stand up in the space. This is a work constructed as a three-dimensional object when there are nobody in the boards, and as a performance work when there are people inside. During this performance, we behaved completely as a material and focused to keep the relationship with each board.

 Through out direct intervention to object and space due to the presence and absence of human body, I represented the heterogeneity and non-physicality hidden in human body from the contact point between our body and the boards.

 3枚の板に、それぞれ異なる人体の側面輪郭を切り出し、そこに該当人物がはまり込むことで板を空間に立ち上げている。板の中に人物が“いない”時は「立体物」として、“いる”時はパフォーマンスとして構成された作品。板の中にいる間、3人はそれぞれ目を閉じて他者の視線を断ち、板との関わりに徹する。

​ 人物の存在/不在による空間への直接的な介入を通して、身体に潜む異質性、または非身体性を、板と人体との接点に肉薄させた。

 

©︎ 2017 Riko Takahashi