Kobayashi Eitaku, Body of a Courtesan in 9 stages of Decomposition, c. 1870
The Mending Project by Beili Liu
Sitting beneathe 1,500 precariously hanging pairs of scissors, Liu takes a piece of cloth handed to her by an audience member and sews into the giant patchwork cloth on the floor.
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Beili Liu. Bound # 2. Thread, needle, red oak, (reclaimed shipping crates), 6 x 10 x 18”.Two weathered, human-sized oak columns (reclaimed wood from shipping containers) stand in opposition to each other, with thousands of gossamer red threads spanning the distance between them. Each thread is held in place by a needle at each end. Although the thousands of lines connect the two columns and visually pull them towards each other, they are solidly anchored in place and stand silently apart..Each thread is threaded through two needles on the opposing side of the two columns.
Beili Liu. Void. Silk organza, 49 layers, 30 x 43 x 15”.
Each of the 49 layers of silk organza holds a delicate ring drawn with a burning incense. Each ring reduces in size until it recedes to a small circle. Through the void of the layering black silk, the spectator is drawn to a subtle hint of light at the end of the portal.
Beili Liu - 237 Minutes
"I positioned a piece of burning charcoal on a stack of wax paper. The exchange and transformation between the heat and the material is recorded on each layer of paper. The process is visually documented by the subtle transition of large, dramatic burnt holes circled with shards of black ash, to faded yellow circles. The process took 237 minutes."
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Beautiful book from Phaidon about superfantastic Shiro Kuramata.