[Slowly Running Streams Coursing Through Fields], 2012
8 brushed stainless steel vats with water of 762 x 394 x 10 cm and cut-out Suminagashi of 62 x 92 cm
Described poetically “as the current lazy slot of a stream through fields”, the Suminagashi is a multisecular Japanese technique of decoration of the paper. It consists in making float some ink on some slightly unstable water, then to seize on a paper sheet the engendered motives. This suminagashi realized by Tadao Fukuda - National treasure living in Japan - was cut so as to appear by space, the location of tanks in the installation. The installation consists of 8 tanks in stainless steel containing some water. Of uneven sizes, they are arranged on the ground according to a defined plan. Any printed implementation is left here unsettled, preferring it the only evocation of an fleeting art where the carried attention on the risky expression of the natural strengths supplants the will of control of the artist.