ASAGAO

This work shows the human being as an alienated and remote-controlled figure that strolls through shopping malls and finds itself exposed to nature and a world based on urban areas, traffic and mass media. The human being starts to float, losing individualism and independence. The body of the main animated figure in Asagao is covered by a picture from an old Japanese botanical book published about 1854. The book contains 36 woodcuts (in colour) of Morning Glories (Asagao). The book is of special interest because it displays variegated and homeotic mutants of flower organs. Morning glory is a common name for over 1,000 species of flowering plants known around the world in different varieties. On a metaphorical level the human being is personified by the female body, which should state the image for overall human life.

SDvideo 17’00 min                                                                                                                                     VIDEO STILL ASAGAO

in collaboration with ASKA SUGIMOTO and ALEXANDRA AZZOPARDI (Australia) video/sound installation in English, German and Japanese

DVD distributed and available through Contemporary Arts Media Melbourne/London – leading consultant for Arts Education