• aomikikuchi

The Body Language Mar.1/2-21 2021

at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Venice

https://www.itsliquid.com/thebodylanguage2021.html

Title: Woman

Year: 2018

Media: Silk Organza, Hair Extension, Ink, Water Soluble Glue

Dimension: 13 x 13x 38cm 5” x 5” x 15”

When I was in Japan, I rarely considered the race issue because Japan seems to consist of a single ethnicity. While in NYC, I was a person in one of a minority group of ethinicities. There, I consider the equality of human beings including the difference of race and sex.

I thought that the difference in skin color would disappear when the skin is peeled. The difference between male and female disappears when the muscles are removed. The size of the skeletons is a little different, but when it comes to skeletons, all humans are equal.

Based on this assumption, I made a skull with silk gauze being stiffen it using water-soluble adhesive. When I put hair on it, the skull looked like a woman to me. I found a prejudice that long hair is reminiscent of women.

Through this practice, I realized that the issue of race and gender is interwoven complexly due to our embedded prejudice and conventional thoughts. I also recognized that Japan is not a single race nation. I had been ignoring minorities and I myself had been suffered as a female in a male dominated society.



THE BODY LANGUAGE 2021 Venice | March 01/02 - 21, 2021 ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with Venice Events and ACIT Venice - Italian- German Cultural Association, is pleased to announce THE BODY LANGUAGE 2021 - ITSLIQUID International Art Exhibition, exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, that will be held in Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space from March 01 to March 21, 2021 and at Palazzo Albrizzi- Capello from March 02 to March 21, 2021. THE BODY LANGUAGE analyzes the hidden parts of our identities, through an immersive experience inside the fascinating universe of the complex labyrinths of our consciousness. The human body is a changing system that connects us with other bodies and spaces to perceive the surrounding reality, a strong communication system with its own language and infinite ways of expression. We invite artists to be inspired by the magical power of Venetian costumes, exploring the connection between desires, needs, fears through rituals that brings humankind to change, to transform and to evolve their inner world.



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