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Hitoshi Kuriyama
0=1 -expansion- | Public Sculptures by Hitoshi Kuriyama | Murano in Venice
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0=1 -expansion- - Public Sculptures

Featured In Murano, Venice, Italy

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The beginning of this universe might have been the end of another universe. I have found a proximity relationship between the explosion of fluorescent lamps and Big Bang cosmology. In this work, the broken florescent lights represent the aftermath left in outer space created by the Big Bang, in other words, stars and beings. Inside the fluorescent tubes is a high vacuum for the electricity discharge to occur, so the phenomenon of these tubes breaking is similar to the beginning of this universe. Therefore, the broken tubes (a kind of “annihilation”) may become a metaphor for the beginning of the universe (“generation”). This work is “generated” (created) by “annihilation” (demolition), and it may represent the ambiguous event (process of making artwork).
Materials: fluorescent light, electric cable Size: H3000 W3000 D3000 mm

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Hitoshi Kuriyama is a Japanese mixed-media artist working in the creative disciplines of photograph, sculpture and installation. In his works, he explores equivalency in conflicting ideas such as “existence” and “non-existence” or “creation” and “destruction,” and demonstrates them from a scientific perspective. He has theorized the hypothesis “0=1” and attempts to prove it through his works. He has participated in numerous exhibitions worldwide such as “data and vision” Aki gallery (Taipei, Taiwan), “GLASSTRESS 2011” collateral event of the 54th Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy), “Drifting Images” BODA (Seoul, South Korea), “Lichtkunstfestival Aufstiege,” St. Cyriakus Church (Stuttgart, Germany), “Islamic Arts Festival 20th Session,” Sharjah Art Museum (Sharjah, UAE).