Most of our relationships with plants are during the day, during the magic of photosynthesis, a time when we can admire the visible beauty of nature lit up brightly by the sunlight. Allison Watkins walks around at night and gathers plants and flowers with controlled lighting, illuminating the darkened garden that has receded since the sun has gone down.
My work changes like a landscape, moving unexpectedly, looked like a creature, even if I use machine and technology for my work. Hence, I expect to have this unexpected alteration without defining a result for my work. I would like the audiences to feel my work freely as if looking at a landscape and being absorbed in their own thoughts...
“I think I would have lived in one house with my entire family. We would do things together and help each other when needed. Animals and humans would live next to each other. Comfortable atmospheres, music and eating together would be important. What would it be like if this happened in the future?”
2014/5/12 n 2014, the third year after the incident of 311 Fukushima nuclear disaster, with the leaking of radiation and nuclear waste issues still remain unsolved, which alters the political map of the leading countries in Asia. In order to continue its political influences, the governments and multinational enterprise adapt neoliberalism more closely as its consequences.
The name, The Broken Arm, is inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s work of readymade—“In advance of the broken arm.” Under the artist’s manipulation, an iron snow shovel goes beyond its own commonness and universality as an everyday object, so that the audiences are no longer bounded by its basic shape and function; art, thus, departs from the so-called “track”, participates in the society, and becomes one of its members, mingling with everyday, business, thoughts, and so on.