4/08 ~ 5/16.2017
KOINOBORI -a retrospective aerial fish-
mm project is pleased to present an exhibition of Kaoru Hirano “KOINOBORI - a retrospective aerial fish-”.
Kaoru Hirano, her work is created by deconstructing a once-worn clothing or shoes to its components by thread by thread, rebirth them by reunited to a new form.
Her creative work consists of the breathtaking delicate threads, it moves by subtle flow of air by the viewers movement or in the current environment as if it is alive.
The appearance of the works are to trace its exist, also let people to imagine the flow of time.
In this installation, artist recreate old carp streamer (***Koinobori ) that had been keeping in the Japanese traditional storage, Kura so many years in a small country town, Akiota, Hiroshima.
Taking endless amount of times, it was deconstructed to threads unraveling its past memories and/or history to transform into the present time in the exhibition space.
By the artist, this KOINOBORI that had been sleeping in a darkness for half century is to be breathe in the air, spinning its live in reverse.
KOINOBORI begins streaming up the river of memories and going back in time again.
*** Koinobori ("carp streamer") is a carp-shaped wind socks flown in Japan to celebrate Tango no Sekku, a traditional event of children's day(boy's day).
They are made of paper, cloth in the past and other nonwoven fabric in today.
Japanese consider Koi fish is the most spirited fish, full of energy and power that it can fight its way up swift-running stream.
by Kaoru Hirano & mm project
untitled - koinobori, 2017, carp streamer/cotton fabric
gallery installation 8.76' (h) x 16' (w) x 16' (d), (Size will be variable depend on the installation.)