Noriko Yamaguchi “TSUCHITARASHI”

May 7 – June 5, 2011
Open hours: 12:00 – 20:00  closed on Mondays

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NADiff A/P/A/R/T 2F, 1-18-4, Ebisu, Shibuyaku, Tokyo 150-0013

“TSUCHITARASHI” features a two channel video installation by Noriko Yamaguchi, which consists of two kinds of clay animation: TSUCHITARASHI and RABBIT.
These videos show a transformation of human body into numerous little clay parts that are moving around a female body that are made from plaster based on Yamaguchi’s own body.
These videos make a grand story related to emotional state of human being, Yamaguchi says, “a woman wanted to make love with the earth remembering her beloved who had passed away.  The ground smelled death.  She feels muddy water running on her cheek, which feels like her lover’s saliva.  Her arms came off  and mud came from an open sore.  She felt great pain and orgasm.  Then, she realized everything was a creation in her brain.  Then, all the mud started coming back into her head.
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