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2 February 2017
CHIHARU SHIOTA AT THE SCAD MUSEUM OF ART, SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
Chiharu Shiota continues her exploration of memory in Infinity Lines, a new expansive site-specific installation for SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia. This immersive artwork is the newest iteration of Shiota’s examination of the interconnectivity between possessions and the narratives they hold.
For this exhibition, Shiota has incorporated antique wooden chairs that show evidence of their previous use. Red yarn connects one chair to another and also to the surfaces of the gallery itself, filling the space and tying individual stories and memories together, like neurons mapping memories in the brain. Just as memories and life experiences stay with each individual throughout their lives, the objects in the exhibition retain the personal histories of their owners and symbolically link present and past.
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