Monday, February 16, 2015

The Virtual Archive: Kaori Homma

From Absorb to Zoom: An Alphabet of Actions in the Women's Art Library, my site-specific installation of digital prints with content derived from the Women's Art Library, will be on view at Goldsmiths College from 2 - 30 March, 2015.

In tandem with the project, I am inviting selected artists with documentation in the WAL archive to send me images of recent work to feature on this project blog. 

Kaori Homma, a Japanese artist living and working in London and exhibiting internationally, writes that her work contains a wide range of traditions, practices and ideas inherent in the context of both East and West, ranging from "aburidashi" drawing method and traditional Japanese paper making to film and installation. 

In my work the connotation of transience associated with the methodology is vital as it highlights a position at the opposite end of the spectrum from monumentalism, even though the actual physicality of the drawing endures.

A similitude in the Eastern landscapes250 x 450 x 1100 mm, fire, acid, water on paper,                              perspex light box

Silent Forest - after the fallout V, edition of 5 +AP,  18 x 14 cm, 
fire, acid, water on paper

The importance of this notion of the ephemeral has been acutely felt through the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear fallout disaster triggered by earthquake and tsunami, as it has highlighted an environmental landscape on the brink of a catastrophic paradigm change, and the fragility of our existence on this planet. 

Being a Japanese artist, the above notion is no longer simply a theoretical concern but is personal.

01-2"A problem of annihilationDigital Print edition 1/50, 2005, 540 x 780 x 35mm

Aerial view of Homma Meridian at Street Road Project Space, Philadelphia, USA,
 American football field paint

Homma Meridian, Le Pave d’ Orsay, Paris, 2008, icing sugar, stencil

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