Cultivation of Shoe Sole

2010, Mixed media installation / Video

This was the largest work I displayed at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall. I filmed myself making a boardgame-like path while advancing according to the spins of a roulette wheel. The path as well as the instructions along the path were randomly created by the staff. Following the path, I made performances according to the instructions on the squares upon which I landed. Moreover, this was filmed from overhead, and then projected as a video onto the same site containing the traces of the completed performances. With the traces overlapping with the process in the video, different temporal axes came to intersect each other. As well, the process of gradually progressing along the gameboard came to resemble the lines of a giant drawing on the ground.

Installation view of the solo exhibition “Kneading,” at the Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, 2010