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また作品名の「Motion in space」は糸とブラックライトを用いた表現を行うJeongmoon Choiの「Drawing in Space」からの引用を示唆する。

This piece attempts to depict motion graphics in space, consisting of an amplitude device, and thin ropes formed into the waves it creates.

The overall form remains constant, while individual waves gradually fade away. Whether overlooking the piece, observing a single point, or following the waveforms with one’s gaze, the waves’ motions awaken different feelings within the observer, who is made to envision concepts such as life and death, symmetry of species’ continuity and individual death, and the energy all things are losing. The point of view is left to the observer, but the artist chooses to focus on “decay,” motivated by their brush with the “continuity of death,” personal experiences of the decline and death of close people.

When does one feel that death is near? We would know if it were tomorrow, or a year away. What if it were decades away? Reflections on mortality are a universal motif: the so-called “Memento mori.” However, this piece asks a question: even if we do not forget death, do we truly grasp the demarcation between the living now and the other side of the veil, that is, the moment of the change? Through life and gradation, death continues its inexorable march; even this very moment withers away. This process, the gradual disappearance, is now.

The name “Motion in space” also suggests a reference to “Drawing in Space” by Jeongmoon Choi, who uses thread and blacklights as a means of expression.

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