Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations, keeping in mind authenticity, reciprocity, and networking.
The exhibition will showcase Takahashi’s work in using her own hair as embroidery to create a language that is both familiar and unrecognizable.
We encourage you to see the work in person starting this week.
Here’s an excerpt from her website that discusses the ideas behind her process:
Emptiness is powerful, because it can enclose everything. Only in emptiness is movement possible. “That person who would be able to open herself to the point where everyone could fit and enter, would be the lord of all the situations.” In this way Masako, by spelling the world with an inexistent language, empty of significances, would be opening up her letters to all the languages in all the existent universe, given that her “ideograms” would no more desire than to suggest, and the reader be open to interpret or find the ideas he would like, that is, his own imagination discreetly pulled by the thread of the artists’ hairs.
-copyright Masako Takashi