Exhibiting Artists

  • Order in disorder
  • KASAHARA Takumi
Order in disorder
Piece concept (comment from the artist at the time of selection)
I'm creating a piece representing the primitive human act of measuring lengths—something that continues since ancient times—based on myth and logic, and illustrated with the use of machines. It is an attempt to show that the memories that people are said to have are generated within a space. To put it another way, memories are not always something possessed by people; rather, it is space which holds much of our memories. As a result, by being in an actual space, I believe machines, or holders of new memories, are capable of the human activity of measuring length. Lévi-Strauss says in Myth and Meaning that trying to find order against an external backdrop of chaos is what structuralism aims to do. I believe that you could say, with this as a model, that memory really is a principle, or order, arising from the randomness and chaos that occurs in real spatial environments. We believe that mythical thought, which represents so much of the past, has always been separate from the scientific thought which has created the computers of today. However, if we truly accept the fact that the past and the present occupy the same space in the cosmos both in days gone by and in the current moment, then myth and science are not really separate. This is because the roots of human memories are one body and have been supported by order, though we can't see it, as it floats in space...
Piece introduction
Inside the cube, numerous measurement instruments take measurements of the movement and distance of skates, ray fish appearing in mythology. The binomiality and physical wavering movement unique to rays are interpreted by the machines, and the order known as length shows in the space. Memories which are inseparable from the myths and science creating the older layers of human history come alive within this space.

Artist introduction video

Piece introduction video

KASAHARA Takumi (Based out of Gifu)
Born in Gifu
Graduates from the National Institute of Technology, Gifu College's Department of Electronic Control Engineering
Graduates from Kobe University's Faculty of Maritime Sciences
Completes Kobe University Graduate School with a major in maritime sciences from the Faculty of Maritime Sciences