'Construct: Fountain', a performance-based sculptural installation, takes the form of an organic investigation; poured white plaster, shaped by the force of gravity, open to the interventions of the artist, the public and the elements.
'What are we doing on earth, if not constructing something and deconstructing it at the same time...?"
For Patio Projects #5, Hanae Utamura poses and responds to her own question, through a performance-based sculptural installation during the month of March.
'CONSTRUCT: Fountain' takes the form of an organic investigation; poured white plaster, shaped by the force of gravity, open to the interventions of the artist, the public and the elements.
Utamura actively invites this disruption or damage, before re-forming the fountain, imitating the continual flux that drives man to simultaneously create and destroy and questioning notions of monumentality and permanence in public sculpture.
Follow Hanae's progress on her blog.
“I contemplate the human condition on the move, in different circumstances such as urban or natural landscapes. My intervention in these spaces is a response to the site and is never rehearsed before action is held. Sometimes putting my life at risk in politically charged sites, the work exposes a negotiation of life and how life survives in its own system. I explore a form of spirit such as love, courage, belief, faith and let my work to evoke the condition of these spirits – the beautiful side of it as well as provoking its absurdity, futility and the violence of it. Everything moves in flux, and it seems that is the only universal condition of matters at all times.”
Utamura is an MA graduate of Chelsea College of art and a current recipient of the Axis/Florence Trust Award.
Image: Hanae Utamura 'CONSTRUCT' (ongoing installation at the Florence Trust) 2011/12
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