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Miyuki Yokomizo

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GO YOUR WAY 2004/France
GO YOUR WAY 2004/France
Go Your Way 2004/ France.The tower with green light on the upper right of the picture. It is part of navigation system for voyage. The green light means to go out to the sea, the red light on the upper left means returing from the sea. I interested in the meaning of the green light. I have been traveling and I'm always excited to meet and get to know new people.But at the end of a journey, you either have to leave or see off your friends so there is pain as well as loneliness on both sides whenever we say good-bye. One would possess inconsistent feelings you decided to leave but you don't want to leave your friends want to let you go but they don't want you to go. Though my work of green light, I want to show people a place to rest for a while from their own journey.
RED CAGE 2003/Taipei
RED CAGE 2003/Taipei
RED CAGE is made of plastic tubes with a diameter of 0.6 centimeters; inside the tubes is water mixed with red ink. I attached and pulled the tubes from one wall to another to create a space. The space may evoke the feeling of being trapped inside a cage, of having lost freedom and power. But it is only an invisible cage, created by the imagination.
SLEEPING 2004/ Japan
SLEEPING 2004/ Japan
PLEASE WASH AWAY 1997/Tokyo
PLEASE WASH AWAY 1997/Tokyo
THE FRIGHT ELEVETOR PROGECT/NY
THE FRIGHT ELEVETOR PROGECT/NY
My installations express serene space that incorporates inconsistent realities. Installation PLEASE WASH AWAY (1997) consists of numerous soaps made of plastics and paraffin (wax), which I moulded in the hope of CLEANSING pain and fear. Plastics and paraffin are NAYURAL materials for me, because in Tokyo, where I was born and raised, chemically synthesized products were abundant everywhere. While this installation displays transparent beauty, it also emits a particular smell from the plastics, which suggests the evil side of those materials.I also use ready-made materials such as beads: Raining (2000). Their transparency fascinates me, because I feel hopes when they sparkle in the light. The choice of these materials comes from my belief that light can alleviate pain and fear. At the same time, through the use of those artificial materials around us, I refer to our contemporary urban life, in which the real and the fictional, the natural and the synthetic are chaotically mingled.
Raining/2000:This artwork is transparent and colorless. 5000 transparent beads are attached to fishing lines, causing their existence to disappear. Often times, it is only when we lose something that we become aware of its 'value' to ourselves.We use our eyes to see what we want or expect to see. We choose to let our eyes not show us what we need to see, its worth behind the surface.
RAINING 2000/Japan
RAINING 2000/Japan
Please Wash Away1997/Various colorful soap are suspended within long plastic bags that stretch from ceiling to floor and cover all four walls of the enclosed space. The floor is also covered with bars of soap. Almost all of them are handmade from paraffin (wax) or plastic. I also use a lot of pieces of real soap to create a smell. When the viewer enters the space, he or she is asked to confront the concept of what is 'real'. I want it to be a place of rest; to wash away the anxiety of contemporary life instead of exposing reality and environmental problems.
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