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NAOTAKA HIRO Naotaka Hiro uses his body as a vehicle to explore and document the unseen self. By employing mediated human and synthetic devices such as self-casted sculptures, found anatomy and invented soundtracks, Hiro films activities where his interpretations and manipulations of various body parts become abstract, visceral documentaries. These performances interrogate the concept of physical knowledge, the world of one’s own body parts, which we are–in most circumstances– unable to see and thus unable to confirm. As the artist’s reconstructed body becomes the subject of scrutiny in which disjuncture and notions of immortality are suggested, the transfigurations reach for unfounded nonhuman spaces. (KG). http://www.naotakahiro.com
THE PIT (DANCER WITH GOLDEN LIPS) 2013 HD DIGITAL VIDEO STILL
Fabrik's 23rd issue features Phil Tarley on Sol Hill's The Intangible Qualities of Life, MOCA's Distinguished Women In the Arts Award spotli...