Today the fields are empty
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TODAY THE FIELDS ARE EMPTY AND SILENT
IchikawaEdward’s newly minted sculptural work, Leg (A Tribute) 2021 finds itself interrogating ideas surrounding the exploration of “Chance and Providence” through haptic, tacit and research-based collaborative gestures concerning the “body,” be that physical, built, disassembled or mythical and its inherent communication with the environment, others and itself.
The decision to choose between Chance: the occurrence of events in the absence of obvious intention or cause, and Providence: timely preparation for future eventualities could be called an inspiration. If we are to follow this hypothesis of thought, then the study of both categories should therefore lead to a place of inspiration in a time where uncertainty is more common. IchikawaEdward wants to explore the body’s connection with itself and the exterior in all of this. And by this, they mean the new body. The ones we have made—amalgamations of medications, enhancements, augmentations and microplastics. How is it that we form connections (in)tangibly at this time? What is the inherent Chance via only existing? What things do we brush up against? What have our lived experiences taught us? The artwork integrates those things we spend lifetimes learning, unlearning and housing temporarily; what ideas and actions we Chance across. The futures we plan, and those we do not, as ways of inspiring change within our own life and the broader world both physically and incomprehensibly.
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