“前路未知的旅程”，是艺术家Chiharu Shiota与Blain|Southern第一次合作的展览项目，Chiharu Shiota为柏林展馆设计了一个全新的因地制宜并具有纪念意义的装置。这次展览距离她上一次在家乡的展出已有八年的时间。
“Uncertain Journey”, for Chiharu Shiota first exhibition with Blain|Southern, Chiharu Shiota will create a new site-specific monumental installation in the Berlin gallery, eight years after she last exhibited in her home city.
▼ 身临其境的装置设计，immersive installations
Shiota is primarily known for her immersive installations, such as The Key in the Hand, with which she represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 2015. Weaving intricate networks of yarn, the artist creates new visual planes as if she were painting in mid-air. The installation Uncertain Journey fills the gallery’s vast central atrium with dense webs of red yarn – seemingly growing from above, reaching down towards the skeletal hulls of boats which rest on the gallery floor below. The colour of blood, the nexus of yarn is laden with symbolism, for the artist it alludes to the interior of the body and the complex network of neural connections in the brain. Enclosed by the canopy overhead, the boat carcasses raise existential questions of fate and belonging, evoking ideas that can be as complex as the tangled yarn itself.
The gallery’s second floor mezzanine offers an alternative perspective, a bird’s eye view, several steps removed from the psychological weight of the entanglement below. On this floor in the Long Gallery, new two dimensional thread-on-canvas works further explore the ideas used in the main space. Shiota studied painting early in her education but restricted by the use of canvas and paint, she proceeded to push against the definitions of the medium. At first using her own body in performance pieces, she later began to use thread as a mode for formal and conceptual expression; it allowed her to remove her physical presence yet still address the corporeal ideas that are central to her practice.
她对空间，物体，材料和尺度的探索持续运用到了一系列新作品中，她将纱线，纤维和物体编织在同一副画框内，让人联想到缩小比例的建筑或者娃娃房子。Shiota被委任为一系列歌剧和戏剧作品的艺术指导。 这包括与基尔剧院合作的几出戏剧作品，其中最引人注目的当属“冬天的故事”和“Wagner’s Siegfried”这两部来自莎士比亚的戏剧，将于2016年10月和2017年三月相继上映。
Her explorations of space, objects, material and scale continue with a series of new works where networks of yarn, thread and occasionally found objects, connect within frames reminiscent of scaled down buildings or doll’s houses. Shiota has been commissioned for set design and artistic direction for many opera and theatre productions. This includes several productions with Theater Kiel including forthcoming productions of Shakespeare’s, The Winter’s Tale in October 2016 and Wagner’s Siegfried in March 2017.
Photo: Christian Glaeser