Exhibited at In Lieu Gallery in Los Angeles 2017
- Porcelain, resin, mirror, video projection, cable ties -
A re-writing of the Japanese creation myth
(天地開闢 Tenchikaibyaku, literally "creation of heaven and earth"),
a story that describes the legendary birth of the celestial and
earthly world. In this version, Ebisu, the "leech child", traditionally
described as the deformed first born, the rejected ancestor,
the illegitimate mistake, is recast in a futuristic scene.
In this scene, the narration of the myth is told through digital video projections
that wash over the porcelain forms.
The original text is retranslated into a hybrid english using internet and
hacker lingo and recontextualizes the "Leech Child" or "Slug", as the forgotten hero, the
common descendent, the thing that refuses to be written out despite its lack of form.
Digital textures and text are projected and reflected onto the neighboring wall.
they play off the dappled, grotesque forms of the porcelain sculptures,
one hanging by a chain anchored by cement and eggshells,
and another leaning against the wall floating a top an island.