Polyphonic Garden, Mixed Media Installation, 2016
Kawai creates photographic works that focuses on the “uncertainty/fuzziness“ lying within culture, society and history, through fieldwork and research in a variety of different fields. Photographic images are fuzzy, neither representing a reality nor guaranteeing anything. Photos are included in her works positioned as “barely fixed objects.” As all are surrounded by the uncertainty of being “like something/as if,” descending into dysfunction and insecurity zones, photographic images, as the slightest semblance of order, indicate where in the surrounding environment will be the axis. In recent years, through such photographic consideration being expanded as an “axis-like topos” and transforming into installations with objects and video images, she is engaged in creating multilayered works that are also permeated with spatial connection.
15.03.2017 – 15.03.2018
Bunkacho - Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan