Counter Skin on the Faces

 

Photo: MA Siliang

Counter Skin on Faces

 

Photo during performance

3 Movie players, 3 Projectors, 3 Speakers. Installation view at Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, China

 
2019/2020
Courtesy Akio Nagasawa Gallery

Miyajima made painted number as Count Down to the face of woman (from Christian, Buddhist and Islamic).

The concept of the work is women from different cultures count down with different features. It changes their faces as if they were having a conversation.


He was skeptical about leaving this performance as a video work because it is so important to keep the processes, thoughts and reality of the performance. However it cannot be seen from the video. Therefore, in 2020, he decided to make a drawing work part of the performance with  video attached.  The whole process becomes a real art work. Details of the work are below.

Title: Counter Skin on Faces

Material: Performance video DVD and Blu-ray Disc(Christian:18min 40sec, Buddhist:20min 40sec,
Islamic:20min 40sec), pencil, Pigment ink, Acrylic paint, on wooden panel, with framed.

size: 77.5 x 134 x 5 cm

ED: 3