I WASH U
Internal / Memories from Media
Installation View :
TAP2005 Satelite Gallery (TAP Toride Art Project)
Photo : Tomoyo NOZAWA
/ Description and Concept /
"Charlotte once ran away from me, outside the studio, and I grabbed her dress to stop her, to keep her near me. A yellow cotton dress I loved because it was too long for her. I still have a lemon-yellow mark on the palm of my right hand." (Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters / J.D.Salinger)
The memories stored in the body like sleeping with emotions, it is not easy to forget, sometimes sense involuntarily makes wake up them .
However, today, our physical body are dominated by various media, we both store "memories from reality" and "memories from media technology".
In this installation to wash hands causes images of ripple to be projected on water in glass bawl.
Ripple describe circles by 3 colors, the RGB color model:red, green, and blue, these are light's three primary colors in digital media.
By Washing hands, to release the confinement of memories and emotions into the water.
"I WASH U" could be like a ritual ablution of memories from media technology.
/ Material /
Projector, Infrared Sensor, A/D convertor, Windows Note PC, Water, Glass basin, Half-transparent Screen, Glass Table, Mirror, String of beads
/ Exhibition history /
"REN", Club LOOP, Tokyo, Japan, 2001
"Tsuini Adoka Ten - After All", Monkey Gallery, Daikanyama,Tokyo, 2004
"TAP Satelite Gallery Vol.7 Haruki Nishijima + Adoka Niitsu Exhibition", Ministry of Education,Culture,Sports,Science and Technology Program,Toride-city, Ibaraki, Japan, 2006
"Active and Passive", LAGALERIE, Paris, France, 2009
Drawing for the intallation I WASH U (2005)