washi #3

Kenneth and Mary Martin (book)

washi #3
Installation for 16mm loop projection in Washitsu room. Projector is on the side.
Located at Studio Kura House 2 for Itoshima International Festival 2016.

Washi adhesive tape is applied directly onto clear 16mm motion picture film and looped on a film projector in this Washitsu. The placing of washi tape on film is a practice that I am currently exploring and have made two previous works in this way.

This is the first time I have used this practice to respond to a traditional Japanese room as an installation. The thought behind Washi #3 is that it should not be imposing but merge, reflect, and hopefully compliment its environment – but also have its own identity within it.

Made with support from Sasakawa Foundation.