2007.4 / "Sequence of Repetition" Irish Museum of Modern Art The Process Room
"Sequence of Repetition"
Location: The Process Room and Studio 11
12.06.07 - 24.06.07
Naomi Seki's work creates a blank space that enables dialogue to take place. The future quietly takes root in the memories of a trees dialogue with the world; memories that reside in the cuts carved into the grain.
Extract from "The Female Landscape-Thunder of the world", by Aomi Okabe
It is said that my work has concentrated on wood, but not only wood, I also like welding. Now I am interested in white cement, like I was back in my college days. I am trying to make "pink" in white cement, the same as I did then. Back in my student days we were interested in industrial manufacturing. We jumped into the factories to study their techniques with joy. Studying through exertion of the body gave us satisfaction.
Throughout my career I would have loved if there was a movement of artists with a similar interest in this type of physicality.
Previous to the work shown in the Process Room and in Studio 11, I made a repetition of rectangles, white and pink cement, 10x4.5 cm, situated on the wall and continuing to the floor. First I developed a mould from which I could make 100 rectangles at once. I carried on to make over 4,000 pieces, this required the mould to cast over 40 times. This experience of repetition has allowed me to draw put different shapes.