Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota has created a new site-specific installation for Scandinavian art museums KODE, in Bergen, Norway. Chiharu Shiota is internationally renowned for her intricate and spectacular thread constructions. In Bergen, her new work “Direction” fills a large exhibition hall and completely encompass the visitors.
Her complex thread installations have been compared with “drawing in the air,” and frequently include everyday objects. Shiota has also employed photography and video in several of her installations. At KODE the artist has incorporated old boats from Western Norway in her work. These boats were once an everyday means of transportation along the coast outside of Bergen, and the title incorporates a reference to the act of traveling.
At the same time, Shiota touches upon navigating in a broader perspective: “I’ve been concentrating on the distance we cover in our lives, and the journey we take that has an unclear destination. We are
heading in a certain direction but don’t know exactly where,” says the artist.
Chiharu Shiota‘s Direction installation will be on view at KODE until April 1st, 2018.
all images © Dag Fosse / KODE