Lines of Connection: A Conversation with Chiharu Shiota
by Robert Dimling Cochran
Chiharu Shiota's work comes from a very spiritual place. Though
she followed an unusual path to arrive at her now-recognizable
style, this history is vital to her installations. In these environments,
line, in the form of yarn, and the human body, represented
by shoes, keys, suitcases, or beds, are woven together in visually
stunning displays. Deftly forming immersive installations with a
minimum of preconceived planning, Shiota invests her work with
a palpable energy and tension that can be felt by viewers as they
follow her linear trajectories and uncover the resonant traces of
the objects contained within.
...see the entire article in the print version of sept's Sculpture magazine.
Sleeping is like death, 2016. Black thread and metal
beds, dimensions variable.