Mariko HORI

_the tale of a dream   

   installation / particles and found objects / 2019

   This work is inspired by Choei Takano,  a prominent scholar of western science
   in the 19th C. who was harbored in this room.

   If the main part of an atmospheric feeling is characterized by the particles made
   from everything which has existed at the place  and have now been decomposed
   of, some parts of Choei Takano can be potentially floating in the air  within the
   room; decomposing into a new condition.
   The installation work consists of atmospheres and things related to Choei; water
   from his familiar hot - spring,  the air and  dusts from  the former house of his
   teacher Siebold in the Netherlands and one’s feelings towards foreign countries.
   Some aspects of him may meet his material things again  after more than  150
   years. This is like a tale of a dream.


with the cooperation of the curator Renata summo- o'connell, Artegiro Contemporary
Art Residency (under the sponsorship of the Consulate- General of Japan in Milan)

Supported by the municipality of Conzano, Italy as well as the Villa Vidua and
Japan Museum SieboldHuis, Hortus botanicus Leiden in the Netherlands.

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