Saori Sakai
- gORI_Installationh -
gOh! Beloved MAMONOh

Monday, 9/14/2009 ~Saturday, 9/19/2009 Weekday
12:00`19:00, Saturday 12:00`16:30, Close on Sunday


There is MAMONO. Oh, it is there.
MAMONO is in a space. It is in the crevice where something shifted.
If it was alone, it would not exist as one.
It shows between something and something. It displays between people and people.

Don't fear MAMONO selfishly.
You often have to look at it.
Is MAMONO presence which should be abominated really?
Is it a figure which does not bear watching?
Each of us, who fear distance, produces MAMONO and its figure. Its existence deceives an ambiguous boundary.

MAMONO is a living creature which connects something and something.
It does not matter even if you do not find result.
If you found its existence, Let's begin an exchange toward someone and something in the future.
As a title, gOh! Beloved MAMONOh
Mamono, this special creature is a phantom and it is invisible actually.
It is wrong that there is nothing at this place wealthy at one of the two.
Therefore, people fear Mamono.

We are immature,
It is because we have neither the interest in something nor concern nor feelings.
That is the result of continuing filling crevices with receiving things.

If so it is better to open the gap.
Because many things pass along a gap, and are flowed and joined.
I would like to confirm the form by myself.
I created the form which I carved and sculptured.
Then I will find as my belief.
And you will realize yourselves.

MAMONO connects the cause of something beginning in a space between something and something.
Therefore, we wish that it should be there.

I weave its existence. And then MAMONO appears.

I weave. I confirm my existence with my body so that I weave.
It is desire which I want to touch something by my hand.

The color, Black and white, express rational,
In order to exceed an alternative,

Red expresses feeling and thought.
The importance of existence is shown with the touch of each color,
The color is also exceeding a little inconsistency.

MAMONO always expresses the humans who continue moving during seeking something
with someone.


- About gORI/weave x Installationh-
Technique -> textile /weave
Material -> thread x installation
Adhering to "ori/weave", maker of gtextilesh
gORI_Installationh = Expression which exhibits existence with a technique x installation
Biography
Saori Sakai

—ª—ð 1982 Born in 1982
2005

B.A. from Kinki University, Graduate from School of Literature,
Arts and Culture Studies, Formative Arts, Dyeing and weaving course
2007

M.A. from Hiroshima City University, Graduate School of Art,
Department of Design and Industrial Arts
  Adjunct part-time assistant to professors, Hiroshima City University, Faculty of
Art, Department of Design and Industrial Arts

Group Exhibition 2005 Two personsf exhibition, Gallery Collage in Dohjidai Gallery of Art, Kyoto
  2006 Colors and full of materials, Fly! Fascinate! Dot Art Cosmo, Osaka
2007 Colors and full of materials, Gush! Broaden! Dot Art Cosmo, Osaka
2008 Colors and full of materials, Produce! Fascinate! Dot Art Cosmo, Osaka
  Korea Japan Textile Exhibition Duksung Womenfs University, Seoul, Korea
2009 Creative impulse! Surprising Charm! Mingle Dot Art Cosmo, Osaka

General invitation exhibition 2005 Accepted for 60th Exhibition of Shinsyou Kougei  
2008 Accepted for 2008 Kyoten, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Accepted for 54th All Kansai Exhibition, Osaka Municipal Museum of Art
Accepted for Teoriya 30th Anniversary Competition Handcraft as an expression
2009 Accepted for 2009 Kyoten, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Win the first prize of applied fine arts in 55th All Kansai Exhibition,
Osaka Municipal Museum of Art
ART
¡ Memories of light 2 ¡
2005
490x270cm
Tapestry
Cotton, wool, linen, acrylic fiber,
rayon, direct dye, acid dye

Scenery which always exists in the neighborhood,
I would like to be taken into that scenery.
When I was wrapped in the light which
shining brightly from the long distance moon,
I thought that I became a part of scene.
I expressed the warmth and size of light by
fan-shaped tapestry.
¡ I wanted this fact ¡
2007
93x245cm
Tapestry
Direct dye, linen, cotton

I cannot understand just thinking of myself intellectually.
What did I have learned from my experience?
I know something with physical sense besides its appearance.
I question my physical feeling,
Then I create my work as hand-woven brocade.
What I understand from it is the fact that I am just myself
Although if it is a lie, or if it is probably true.
I live with self everyday.
There, I feel reliable power from my work.
¡ The back which call me as myself ¡
2008
Four fabric panels, 330x110cm each
Tapestry
Vinylon, rayon, linen, direct dye

There are anxious of self-actualization and ambition.
I regard that attitude as important.
Not only myself but also people feel similar thoughts.
I would like to gaze upon our attitude.
Although I have sought myself,
Probably I may not find myself.
Even if it thinks that I am insufficient,
I would like to be pure all the time and to be.
¡gInvisible forth¡
2009
90x400cm
Tapestry
Rami-linen, cotton, wool, reactive dye, acid dye

While humans are unconscious, we have built the fort in ourselves.
In order that it may prevent the intervention from outside,
in order to protect one's position.
However, we built it too much well.
Also by ourselves, we can notice neither an exit nor an entrance.
Although we would like to already come out from here.
Probably, we want someone to help us.
“W——‰ï•—Œi