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Photo: HORII Hirotsugui


<I> boat  (Location: 5F South)

<I>  (Location: 7F Setback Please see them from the              outside.)

The motif is the alphabet <I>, which is a part of the neon sign that shows the name of the hotel on the bank of a cove. It has been shining for decades on the rooftop of the hotel, now the place where the late grandparents built and lived. The building was talked about as a mixture of my own memory as a private space and the memory as an external and public place where many people travel.

This time, the neon signboard <I> will be relocated to the old office building in Senba, Osaka, which is scheduled to be dismantled after finishing its role as a hotel. From a certain cove to this land where the area once functioned as a dock. From a lost building to a building that is about to disappear. The act of transferring can be said to be a "ship burial" that is sent from this world to the other world.
This is a sequel to <I>, which will continue in 2018 and 2021 in different locations. I would like to try tasks such as memory of places and places, crossing and liberation of signs, and create new stories.


Born in Shiga, Japan in 1980. Living in Osaka. Completed a course in Dyeing and Weaving at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Kyoto City University of Arts in 2007. During the period at the Kyoto City University of Arts, studying at the Royal College of Art as an exchange student. After completing graduate school, worked as an art director at an advertising agency until 2017. Currently a full-time lecturer at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts,Kyoto University of Art and Design. With dyeing and weaving and textiles as the roots of her work, she uses ceramics, glass, cloth, collected antiques, and photographs in a complex manner to create installations that focus on the memory of places and people, time, and changes in value. 
Major recent exhibitions : "Soft Territory," a commemorative exhibition for the reopening of the Shiga Museum of Art, "Kinan Art Week 2021 ", "The Near Future of Everyday Life: What Has Been and What Will Be, and What Will Not Be, Akibatamabi 21 (2019), "Story teller" Amarabu Art Lab A-Lab (2021), "Shiga Art Spot Project Vol.1: Scattered Light / Circulation," organized by The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga (2018), solo exhibition "in the nursery" gallery suujin (2018).



Semba Excel Building

Osaka Semba Excel Building 5F South & 7F Setback, 3-2-11 Kyutaromachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 541-0056 

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