Same as It Ever Was [solo]

Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan

Sep. 29–Nov. 3, 2018

Project Fulfill 10th Anniversary Special Projects!!

Note (23 Aug. 2018)

Moré Moré (Leaky): Variations, developed since 2009, and for the first time shown in Taiwan, is a series of installation works inspired by improvised ways of the station agents reacting to leaky situations, which can often be observed at station yards in Tokyo.

Station agents employ everyday objects such as buckets, tarps, duct tape, soda bottles, and plastic umbrellas as they do dubious battle with the groundwater eating away at the municipal infrastructure, and Nature itself; it is in these highly-customized bricolages and their “Beauty of Use” (to borrow Soetsu Yanagi’s term) that I always detects the roots of human artistic impulse.

While the leaks in ordinary architecture can be remedied by patching a wall or a roof, the underground spaces of subway stations have no “exterior” — the groundwater seeping in from all directions can never be stopped. In Moré Moré Tokyo (Water Leak Tokyo), the guerrilla tactics used to hold this leaking, corrosive entropy at bay are construed as their own form of instant architecture.

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Once in a lifetime
Same as it ever was
Same as it ever was
Same as it ever was…

Same as It Ever Was [solo]