This work was created with the objective of making the relationship of the gaze of the subject watching and the subject being watched ambiguous. The work is a number of straws lined up side-by-side and stacked into a pyramid state, and in the straws of that pyramid there are bugs that are the subject being watched and fluorescent lights to illuminate them. Fluorescent lights are also similarly set up around the work, and fluorescent lights are additionally set up so that they surround the exhibition space. The viewer subject watching looking at the bugs in the pyramid state work subject being watched is also changed into a subject being watched due to the fluorescent lights, and if you were to look at the exhibition space from the outside, the space itself would change from subject watching to subject being watched.
Technique and Medium: straw, fluorescent light, insect
2005 Exhibition “Disappearance” CUBIC gallery ITEZA, Kyoto