Il Giappone partecipa alla Biennale di Venezia col progetto Cosmo-Eggs.
Curator: Hiroyuki Hattori
Artists: Motoyuki Shitamichi＋Taro Yasuno＋Toshiaki Ishikura＋Fuminori Nousaku
Commissioner: The Japan Foundation
The intervention of artist Motoyuki Shitamichi arises from the necessity to investigate compelling issues of humans’ relation with the surrounding environment. “Cosmo-Eggs” aims to be a space of reflection upon our ways of inhabiting the Earth and relate with the others living beings. Especially referring to Japan contemporary society marked by natural and manmade disasters, Shitamichi’s work invites to reconsider the coexistence of humans and nonhumans and the limits which a constant growing society could uncover.
The project facilitates a collaboration between an artist, composer, anthropologist, and architect in order to explore the ecology in which humans and non-humans coexist. Videos of tsunami boulders washed ashore from beneath the ocean, sounds reminiscent of bird song performed on automated recorder flutes, and myths created by referencing various folklore are overlaid to create a single spatial experience.
Motoyuki Shitamichi, “Tsunami Boulder” (2015~), (c) Motoyuki Shitamichi, Courtesy of Motoyuki Shitamichi Motoyuki Shitamichi, “Tsunami Boulder” (2015~), (c) Motoyuki Shitamichi, Courtesy of Motoyuki Shitamichi