My exhibition “Memory Walks – Is This The Way I Went?” at HAGISO through June 5th, 2016 explores the nature of our everyday memories. We tend to recall special events in our lives easily, but the memories of our everyday lives are not often recalled and likely forgotten. In both cases, our memories are never fixed and constantly changing.
I began exploring ways of remembering his everyday walks through drawing on eggshells in 2013. For “Is This The Way I Went?” I continue my 2 1/2 year exploration by expanding the ways to imaginee how those memories are recalled. For this exhibition of all new works, I created an installation with six months of Memory Walk eggshells from November 2015 through April 2016 to resemble a brain occupying the HAGISO space. Since memories of everyday walks become fractured, confused, and forgotten over time, I am also exhibiting new works using broken eggshells, eggshells that have been painted and layered, and eggshells that have been erased by drilling. These techniques examine metaphors for how memories are a synthesis of fragments from the past and present rather than actual memories of those moments.
You can see the rest of the works in person at HAGISO through June 5th. Please stop and say hello. I am there every weeknight from 6:30 - 9 pm except Thursdays and there every weekend from about 12 - 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Or you can visit my website to see images from the exhibition.
"Memory Walks – Is This The Way I Went?”
May 17 - June 5, 2016, 8:00 -10:30 am / 12:00 - 9:00 pm
3-10-25 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan 110-0001
Making drawings of my everyday walks and making drawings during my commutes have been my main projects over the last five years.