We are pleased to introduce the exhibition archive and artworks from the solo exhibition of Rikako Kawauchi, “afterimage aftermyth,” which was held at Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery from June 1st to the 6th, 2021. (Due to the declaration of a state of emergency, the duration was shortened significantly from the original one, so you can find the archive here.)
Rikako KAWAUCHI Solo Exhibition “afterimage aftermyth”
Dates : – 6 June, 2021
Venue : Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery (3F, Roppongi Hills West Walk, 6-10-1 Minato-ku Tokyo)
Details : https://art-view.roppongihills.com/en/shop/adgallery/kawauchirikako2021/index.html
According to Lévi-Strauss, the objects and phenomena seen in the mythologies of South America and Africa do not represent the things themselves; rather, they carry a hidden meaning, a meaning that constitutes a tale told. The objects in the tales present themselves on the screen, not stemming from a surface-level interest, but from an interest in the metaphorical meanings inherent in the objects found in the myth instead. Each time that these objects are depicted, gradually the objects and the meanings become directly connected without being translated into the objects that they are metaphorically compared to; i.e., their original tales and meanings; and the image begins to remain within itself. Thoughts of meaning become thoughts of images; and they hover between language and sensation as well as consciousness and unconsciousness as they unfold on the screen. The concrete objects find their origins in their original meaning and in the tales told, and their own interpretation and thoughts as well as a chain of images intermingle and multiplex as they unfold. Through the production of this work, could what is reconstructed on a single screen become a new tale for these elements?
Video by Kazune Yahikozawa (Paradrift.Inc)
Photo by Keita OTSUKA