Polyphonic Garden

Tomoko Kawai | Polyphonic garden

Mixed Media Installation-Photography, moving image and installation, 2016

I create photographic works that focuses on the “uncertainty/fuzziness” lying within culture, society and history, through fieldwork and research in a variety of different fields. Photographic images are fuzzy, neither representing a reality nor guaranteeing anything. Photos are included in my works positioned as “barely fixed objects.” As all are surrounded by the uncertainty of being “like something/as if,” descending into dysfunction and insecurity zones, photographic images as the slightest semblance of order indicate where in the surrounding environment will be the axis.
Tomoko Kawai.2016

Polyphonic Garden is an installation work using photographic materials, moving images and objects, where the fragments of underlying connection between certain divisions of image and time, fact and fiction intermingle. What we experience is somewhere in between ( / ) pathway/medium, and the images that generate from that intersection, and that relationship, is an act of uncertainty.

© 2022 Tomoko Kawai. Berlin