THE QUIET PLACE I SEARCH FOR: In situ (ɪn ˈsɪtju /室/ Shitsu しつ)


MEANWHILE is thrilled to announce In situ (ɪn ˈsɪtju /室/ Shitsu しつ) by Yukari 海堀 Kaihori.


Yukari, is a visual artist of Japanese heritage based in Tāmaki Makaurau, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Elam School of Fine Arts.

Opening event April 28th 5.30 pm, exhibition runs April 29th-May 21st.


The quiet place I search for:
In situ (ɪn ˈsɪtju /室/ Shitsu しつ)

Watch a drop of rainwater and follow where it runs – you will never encounter the same drop of rain again.

This is the quiet place I search for. The idea of paying attention to mundane things, the everyday ecology of things we might otherwise not notice, has been the focus of my works the last few years. Despite commuting on Willis Street for years, I did not know the trees along the street were alder, until I started working on this project. During the lockdown, I collected alder cones in my neighbourhood in Auckland. Then, I dyed paintings and ropes with the alder cones, using a traditional dye technique from the 8th century in Japan.

Observing the unique features of the MEANWHILE space carefully, I began to feel close to this space.

Here is an invitation to become more aware, to tune into and feel the exquisite qualities of the immediate ecology and environment around us.


Poster design by Yujin Shin

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