Fishing and Bone Setter

2011, Mixed media installation / Video

Three separate rooms each contain a person wearing a mask. The person in the middle room carries out actions in response to an object that is placed there, while simultaneously explaining these actions through speech. For example, in the case of a pot, the action/explanation might be "I stick my hand into the hole and raise the pot." Based on these explanations, the people in the other rooms perform the same actions to the objects before them. However, since all the objects are different, almost all the actions are difficult to carry out.

Installation view of the exhibition “YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2011: OUR MAGIC HOUR - How Much of the World Can We Know? -,” at the BankART 1929, Yokohama, 2011
Courtesy of Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale, Photo: Keizo Kioku