On Desiring-Machines 2019
Acrylic paint, Canvas, Aluminum tube, Aluminum Composite Panel, Wood, Stainless wire
For this project, I made regular hexagon-shaped all-over paintings first and then cut them into equilateral and isosceles triangle units. As they share the same length of sides, these triangle units could be recombined into indeterminate 3-dimensional polyhedron and get architectural structure which generates totally different optical experiences from tableau painting.
“Desiring Machine” is the idea proposed by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari in their iconic writing “Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia”. They argued that desire is not just an effect of scarce, but it is more active process to combine multiple components without any necessity. They considered such mechanism as the essence of creativity of this world, and this Desiring Machine’s encounter with “Body Without Organs”, which is a smooth but not repetitive field just like felt fabric, would bring out infinity potential events. I re-read all-over structure that had been formed in Modernism painting history as Body Without Organs and experimented how a mechanistic process on it—cutting and recombining—could transform its structure into the new form.
Displayed as the solo show
July 8-13, 2019
Gallery K, Tokyo
the article based on the statement for the solo show in 2019