Contact →, 2013

2013, Sculpture / Video

I first had a carpenter make me a chair, and then on the basis of aesthetic considerations only modified the chair so that it would become a sculptural work. I then had the carpenter transform the work back into a chair, which I then converted back into a sculpture. We repeated this process several times over, finally stopping with the object having been transformed back into a chair, which was then exhibited. The parts that were removed by the carpenter in returning the object back into the form of a chair were also exhibited as sculptural works.

Installation view of the solo exhibition "contact→,” at the HIGURE 15-17 cas, Tokyo, 2013