Butter

2010, Mixed media installation / Video

With a tiger-shaped doll attached to my back, I crawl through the structure. As it proceeds, the tiger knocks down cans of paint and flour that have been placed along the structure, the contents of which all fall upon me, the motive force. Smearing these materials along the interior of the structure as I continue crawling, something like a painting begins to emerge. There is a children's story about a tiger that ran in circles until it melted into butter; crawling in circles, I appear to gradually lose my human form and melt into the material for a painting.

Installation view at the exhibition “MOT Collection: Enter Here – What do you see?,” the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2010